Hector Bellerin desperate to leave

Hector Bellerin has made it clear to Arsenal that he will do whatever it takes to seal a move from the Emirates this summer.

The Spaniard, who has two years left on his contract, slipped down in order towards the end of last season and has been linked with an exit for a while now, as Inter, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid all tipped to move to him.

Bellerin’s wish has been known for a while / Chloe Knott – Danehouse / Getty Images

As noted by The Athletic, Bellerin’s desire to leave Arsenal has been clear for some time now and he is said to be growing extremely frustrated over what he believes is a reluctance to sanction his departure.

He has told both manager Mikel Arteta and director Edu that he wants all reasonable offers to be considered, and he is so determined to leave the club that he is more than willing to take a pay cut to give him more options.

So far, Arsenal’s reluctance to lower its asking price has proved to be a real problem. Talks with Inter collapsed due to Gunner’s demands and no other suitor has been willing to get closer to them.

Inter wanted a loan with a call option, but were also prepared to agree to an obligation to permanently sign Bellerin if he made a certain number of appearances, but Arsenal were not interested in the uncertainty and wanted either a permanent sale or an uncontested obligation to buy. .

As the situation now risks becoming a bit ugly, Arsenal are exploring some alternative ways to get Bellerin out of the club, including some potential swaps.

Investigative talks have been held with Barcelona over a deal to replace Bellerin with 22-year-old Emerson Royal, and Arsenal have even tried to succeed Atletico for Englishman Kieran Trippier, although Los Rojiblanco’s high asking price is likely to leave that move dead in the water. .

Arsenal have been watching Trippier / PAUL ELLIS / Getty Images

Bellerin’s decision to leave the club stems from a desire to join Spain’s World Cup squad for 2022. The 26-year-old has only four international caps to his name, three of which came to his debut in 2016.

He was taken back to Luis Enrique’s squad in November 2020 but was released shortly after, and Bellerin now wants to join a new club where he has a better chance of playing and earning a recall.

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