Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin is ‘in two minds’ about a potential return to former-club Barcelona, according to Spain team-mate Denis Suarez.
Suarez, who re-joined Barcelona after enjoying a positive season with Villarreal out in his homeland, says that Bellerin is keen to make the same move, but his Arsenal loyalties remain strong.
Bellerin has been persistently linked with a return to the Nou Camp, and as he continuously progresses and flourishes at The Emirates, it is going to be difficult for Arsenal to retain what is now one of the most exciting young full-backs in the game.
The Spaniard did however pledge his future to Arsenal back in November, when he signed a new six-year deal worth £100,000-a-week. But now Spanish giants Barcelona are offering a return to the club in which became an academy graduate before moving to Arsenal in 2011.
Bellerin is currently with Denis Suarez, as preparations get under way for the U21 European Championships in Poland, and Suarez hopes that once the tournament has finished, Bellerin will return to his roots and join him in sunny Spain.
Here’s what the Spaniard had to say about the promising right-back, as quoted by the Independent:
I have spoken with him, and on the one hand he’s keen to come and on the other he feels tied to Arsenal. I hope he can come.