It seems that Bayern Munich are now monitoring the progress of Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin, who is being considered a long-term replacement for their skipper Philipp Lahm, as per a recent report by Sport1.
The 32-year-old former defensive superstar retired from international football in 2014, as he looked to prolong his club career, though the German giants know that his days on the pitch are now limited.
Quite a few players have already been considered as a potential replacement for him and the 21-year-old Gunners’ star is one of them as well. Bayern are on the verge of yet another league title win, after winning it in the past three seasons consecutively.
Despite that, manager Pep Guardiola will be leaving the Allianz Arena in the summer and will be replaced by Carlo Ancelotti. Due to this, it seems that the former Barcelona man could be one of the primary targets for the Italian boss.
Keeping all these speculations in mind, the Spaniard had recently admitted in an interview with Goal that he has quite content with his growth at the Emirates and had no regrets in leaving Spain.
He had stated, “I left Barca without looking back. I left focused on London and Arsenal and I am really happy there. I signed a new deal last year and there’s still a lot in front of me. It’s a club that’s forming a great team, with players like Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil.”
“My future is there and I am happy where I am. A lot of things can happen in football, but I am at Arsenal, giving my all for the club. I am not thinking of going anywhere else.”
Further, Bellerin was also being linked with a return to the Nou Camp recently, as Barca themselves were looking for a long-term replacement for their Brazilian full back Dani Alves. It will surely be quite an intense battle for his signature in the future.