‘Difficult to see Bellerin leaving Arsenal,’ agent admits

The agent of Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin has said that it is unlikely that his client will depart the Emirates Stadium this summer.

The 23-year-old Spaniard has been linked with a move back to Barcelona, where he spent his formative years, while Juventus and Manchester United have also been linked with a swoop for him.

However, the Italian club have since turned their attentions to the Red Devils’ Matteo Darmian, while Albert Botines has affirmed that no approaches have been made and that his client is happy with Arsenal.

“Right now it’s difficult to see him leaving,” he admitted to Radio CRC. “There’s no contact for Bellerin, no-one has sought me out. He’s happy, he’s recently renewed and he’s playing consistently. But it’s true that every player always wants to grow.

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“If Italian clubs were interested in some of my clients I would listen, because – just like Juventus – Napoli are not only a great team in Italy but also in Europe.

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“Every summer there is interest from clubs, but Arsenal have not made me aware that any offers have arrived.”

Bellerin has turned out 37 times in all competitions for the Premier League side this season but missed his first league match of the season as the Gunners beat Watford 3-0 on March 11.

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