Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin has fans all over the world and is a prime candidate for the coveted Golden Boy Award this year. Out of all of Bellerin’s admirers though, his biggest may actually be one of his Premier League rivals: Everton winger Gerard Deulofeu.
In an interview with Spanish newspaper Marca, Deulofeu gushed over the 20-year-old full-back and said the Arsenal first-teamer should be immediately promoted to the first team in Spain.
“I love him and already last year he had a great season in the Premier League,” Deulofeu said. “There are very good full backs such as Mario Gaspar, Juanfran and Dani Carvajal but Hector is very strong.”
Last season, Bellerin had a breakout campaign with Arsenal, recording his first goals as a senior player and helped the team to a 4-0 win over Aston Villa in the 2015 FA Cup Final.
During the off-season, Bellerin would take a permanent place on the starting XI in place of Mathieu Debuchy.
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Known for his speed, Bellerin reportedly ran the 40m sprint in 4.41 seconds last year, a faster time than Theo Walcott, Thierry Henry and even Usain Bolt.