Arsenal’s Spanish full-back Hector Bellerin has moved to cool rumours of a return to Barcelona after a string of impressive performances for the Gunners this season which has led to questions as to how the Catalan giants allowed him to leave, according to reports from local newspaper Sport.
Bellerin arrived in north London at the age of 15, taking a similar journey as the likes of Cesc Fabregas and Fran Merida before him. After multiple injuries suffered by Mathieu Debuchy this season, the right-back has taken his chance and claimed that slot as his own.
As always with players leaving Barca at a young age, many believe the lure to return as a senior player is too strong to turn down but Bellerin moved quickly to claim that people shouldn’t anticipate his future path.
“Leaving Barcelona is difficult. However, my dream of being a football player, not playing in Barcelona. There is always a life after leaving Barcelona,” Bellerin was quoted as saying in the Catalan publication.
“I am good at Arsenal, but you do not know what the future may hold. Arsenal is giving me everything I am with amazing players.”
The likes of Gerard Pique and Cesc Fabregas have made the journey back, but the latter’s case may have put players off taking that path in the future.
Arsene Wenger will certainly be hoping that Bellerin’s future remains at Arsenal.