Barcelona are hoping to make a surprise raid on Arsenal to sign Spanish youngster Hector Bellerin as they look for a long-term replacement for Dani Alves.
The Catalan giants are known for their fondness in recruiting homegrown players, often finding great success in developing top talent from their own La Masia youth academy.
Bellerin is actually a product of that academy despite having made the switch to Arsenal at a young age, and he is now wanted back at the Nou Camp after some impressive form this season, according to the Daily Mirror.
Clearly a talented young defender, Bellerin could no doubt prove a hit at a bigger club like Barca, having made a great breakthrough in the Arsenal first-team this season, looking like one of the Gunners’ best players in an attack-minded right-back role.
With Alves on his way out of Barcelona, Bellerin now seems to be on the club’s list of replacements for next January when their transfer ban is lifted.