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Juventus target Hector Bellerin

March 2, 2018 - 10:19 am

Héctor Bellerín is one of Juve’s key transfer targets for the summer, according to The Guardian.

The Bianconeri are on the lookout for a new right-back as Stephan Lichtsteiner is almost certain to leave the club when his contract ends June.

The Guardian report that Bellerin is having doubts about his future at Arsenal and the Bianconeri believe they can sign the Spain International, despite interest from Manchester City and Barcelona.

According to The Guardian, Juventus previously made enquires for Bellerín in the January transfer window with a view to laying the groundwork for a summer move.

The transfer could cost Juve at least £45m, the same amount Barcelona offered for him at the end of last season:

Guardian: Bellerín was chased by Barcelona towards the end of last season and for much of the summer. He had joined Arsenal from Barcelona as a 16-year-old in 2011 and the appeal of a return was strong. Barcelona were willing to commit to a package of €70m for him. The fee was €45m; the total wages €25m. Arsenal said no. They simply would not sell.

Bellerín has scored seven goals and provided thirteen assists during his five seasons in North London and has a contract with the Gunners until 2022.

 

 

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  • thegutterpoet
    thegutterpoet March 2, 2018 at 11:50 pm

    Not sure if I would want any Arsenal player who has held defensive duties in the side the last year or three. Whilst Hector is clearly adventurous, I do not recall seeing him perform a single game as a major defensive force. I’d prefer Darmian and if Sandro and Asamoah both go, we have an injury prone Mattia, possibly Howedes who had barely played a game due to a mangled body…would need one more. Rogerio looks interesting but too inexperienced for our needs. Lirola has been okay, but Sassuolo have endured a tough season after their young boss left the roost.

    Fullbacks are one of the most obvious areas we need to improve.

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      Dar Black March 3, 2018 at 2:41 pm

      An Arsenal defender would not be top of my list either…. In fact no Arsenal player would be.

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    Sebastián Quiceno March 2, 2018 at 11:52 pm

    It is definitely a BAD idea. Bring Florenzi instead.