Barcelona Chief Was At The Emirates To Scout Hector Bellerin For A Summer Transfer

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique and assistant manager Juan Carlos Unzue.

Reuters / Albert Gea

Barcelona representatives were present at Arsenal’s game against Manchester United earlier this week for a former La Masia graduate.

The Camp Nou outfit are set to lose their manager at the end of the season, and are planning a squad overhaul this summer. They are ready to let go of a few underperforming players, and are desperate to add some first team talent that can help them successfully compete at the highest level next season.

And one name that has been on the radar of the La Liga outfit is Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin. The Spanish full-back was a part of the Barcelona squad a few years ago, before he made the switch to Arsenal as a teenager.

However, it is now understood that the Catalan Giants are convinced that he is the solution to the right-back problems at the club, which have prevailed since they let Dani Alves move on.

Reuters / Benoit Tessier

According to reports from Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona sent director Robert Fernandez to the game at the Emirates last week, to try and get a closer look at the 22-year-old defender. However, Bellerin was not a starter for Arsenal, as he has not been for the last few games, due to Wenger trusting Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in that position.

But the Spanish full-back remains in the plans for the French manager, as he only recently signed a long-term contract that will keep him with the Gunners for a long time to come.

Barcelona have used the likes of Aleix Vidal and Sergi Roberto in the RB position this season, but are convinced that they need a genuine full-back like Bellerin in that role, who could also get a boost in securing a position in the national team, and is reportedly interested in this switch.


Written by Aakarsh Bommakanti  

A scholar in Cricket, an amateur in Football, a fanatic of both. Striving to learn by the day and writing to get closer to his first love, Liverpool Football Club. Work also featured by the4thofficial, Soccersouls, Sportswiki, Faceoffootball, Rousing the Kop.

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