According to reports from Italian publication TuttoMercatoWeb, claim that Italian giants Juventus are monitoring Arsenal full-back Hector Bellerin. The report also suggests that the Bianconeri have already been in touch with the Spaniard’s agent.
Bellerin has often been linked with a move away from north London, with boyhood Barcelona mooted as his likely next destination. There were even claims in the summer that the Catalan giants had agreed on terms to join them last summer. However, it seems there is also interest from Italy.
Bellerin’s mixed form of late
In truth, Hector Bellerin’s form has not been great over the past few seasons. When he broke into the Gunners team, he looked like he could become a world-class full-back.
At the time, he was even considered by many as the best right-back in the Premier League. However, his performances in the last season and a half have not been great.
At one point last season, the Spaniard found himself left out of the Gunners starting line-up. His performances at right wing-back this season have been decent, although a failed experiment of playing at left wing-back did not go well.
Still young and improving
Bellerin’s rise to the Arsenal starting line-up was pretty meteoric and he became very highly rated very quickly. However, as with any young player his form was always likely to drop at some stage.
The last few seasons have proven that at 22-years of age, Bellerin is still learning and improving. He has also been a part of an Arsenal defence, which has not always been the strongest, so sometimes his more experienced teammates put him in vulnerable positions.
People tend to forget he is still a young player, despite the fact he has been a part of the Gunners first team for what seems like an age.
Bellerin will hope to find a greater consistency this season and make it into the Spain squad for the World Cup, with La Roja odds of 7/1 to lift the trophy.
Heard these rumours all before
Arsenal fans have heard all these rumours before. Hector Bellerin has been at Arsenal a long time and he seems happy in north London. He may well move on at some point in his career.
However, for now, he is very much an Arsenal player and no doubt, he will be concentrating on helping Arsenal finish as high in the Premier League table as possible this season.
Is there any chance Bellerin could leave Arsenal in the near future?