Hector Bellerin looked almost assured to be leaving Arsenal this summer. His situation in North London does not seem a suitable one for a player who wants regular game time.
Mikel Arteta was more than happy to send the Spaniard on loan from Arsenal after he brought in Takehiro Tomiyasu. Cedric Soares has no intention of leaving Arsenal this summer football.london understands meaning Bellerin would be stuck for minutes.
It seemed that he would be looking to return to Real Betis where he spent the season on loan. He helped Manuel Pellegrini’s side to the Copa del Rey trophy getting an assist in the final.
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Speaking recently, he hinted towards his desire to return to Spain was the likely outcome. Although admitted saying goodbye to Arsenal would be difficult.
“For now, I have to go back (to London)”, he told Betis TV’s ‘Todo al Verde’ via sportzshala. “I have spoken with the two clubs and I have made my position clear to them.
“There are two months ahead to look for the best start for everyone. I made an effort to come, and I am willing to make any effort so that this continues to be my home because I am happy.
“It is also true that I had very nice moments in London, in England. Arsenal has given a lot, the opportunity to be a professional. If I leave it, it will be difficult, but hopefully, everything goes as we want.”
That said, Betis could find it difficult to invest in a permanent deal for Bellerin. The Seville-based club need to have a made €25million (£21.2 million) according to Diario AS by the close of June.
This might be achieved through player sales. Football Espana suggest that either of William Carvalho or Guido Rodriguez could leave to make up the difference.
Arsenal will reportedly ask for €10million (£8.4million) for Bellerin. Meaning that Betis need to find the additional funds on top of their sales meaning it could impact Bellerin’s potential future.
Arsenal technical director Edu needs to improve his reputation regarding player sales considering the number of assets that have left on a free transfer. The sale of Bellerin needs to bring in some funds to reinvest in the Gunners own transfer plans.