Hector Bellerin has finally returned to training after his post-Euro 2016 holiday and the Spaniard straight away ruled out any possibility of a move to Manchester City by calling Arsenal “home.”
A product of La Masia, Bellerin is believed to be on the radar of former Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola, who is looking for added pace at right-back.
The Gunners are also said to be livid with City for unsettling the 21-year-old, but Bellerin has declared he is content to be back at the London Colney training ground.
After returning to Arsenal duty after the holiday, having featured for La Furia Roja at Euro 2016, Bellerin tweeted: “Nice to be back at home.”
Nice to be back at home ⚽️❤️ pic.twitter.com/KgwhUPtPip
— Héctor Bellerín (@HectorBellerin) July 23, 2016
Arsenal already have already started their preceding to offer a new contract to their Spanish international right-back Hector Bellerin, according to the most connected Gunners journalist in the national press.
The Daily Mirror’s John Cross says that ‘defender Bellerin has caught the Spanish champions’ eye this summer after an impressive season’ and that Arsenal will move to keep Bellerin, even though his current contract does not expire until 2019.
Bellerin, a recent call-up to Spain’s Euro 2016 squad in place of the injured Dani Carvajal, has impressed since breaking into the Arsenal first team midway through the 2014/15 season, despite the Arsenal coaching staff and many fans believing he cannot strictly defend.
The 21-year-old spent eight years at Barcelona since joining the club as an eight-year-old in 2003, and is expected by many to eventually return to the club, akin to the situation involving former midfielder Cesc Fabregas, who rejoined the Spaniards after leaving as a youngster.