Football journalist Ian McGarry has been sharing some details on the possibility of Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin potentially leaving the north London club this summer.
This comes after McGarry co-hosted a recent episode of The Transfer Window Podcast, where he spoke about a range of transfer-related subjects concerning a variety of clubs.
On the subject of Bellerin, who has been linked with a move away from Arsenal this summer, McGarry had this to say on the situation.
He said: “It is our information that Bellerin and his representatives are in talks with at least three different clubs with regards to a transfer this summer.
“We’ve also been told by very senior sources at Arsenal that Bellerin is one of the players that they believe they can actually cash in on in terms of their financial difficulties, and also their ability to purchase new players.”
Bellerin joined Arsenal’s U18 side from Barcelona’s youth squad back in 2011.
Overall, the defender has made a total of 239 appearances for Mikel Arteta’s side, in which he has managed to score nine goals and provide 29 assists along the way (per Transfermarkt).
TIF Thoughts on Ian McGarry’s comments on a potential Arsenal exit for Bellerin…
Given how Bellerin only managed to earn himself a fairly uninspiring overall season rating of 6.69/10 for his performances in the Premier League last season, placing 14 other Arsenal players above him according to WhoScored, perhaps it would be a good move for the club to cash in on the defender this summer.
Do you think Arsenal should sell Bellerin this summer?
In our view, if Arsenal do sell Bellerin this summer, then this would leave them with Cedric in their squad as their only solid right-back option, so if the Spaniard does leave, they would surely have to bring in another player to replace him.
Also, with the club reportedly trying to finance a move for Brighton & Hove Albion defender Ben White, perhaps any money they could potentially get for Bellerin could go towards signing the Englishman so there could be many factors at play with regards to his future.