Arsenal first-teamer of questionable loyalty happy to attract Barcelona interest

Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin has admitted that he is happy to attract the interest of big clubs such as Barcelona.

The Spain U-21 international has insisted that he has no interest in leaving the Emirates Stadium any time soon, but does appear to leave the door open to a potential departure in the future.

“Well, the truth is that right now this does not interest me, because I am focused on the national team,” the right-back began, speaking to Cadena Cope.

“For those things I have an agent who deals with off-the-field issues. When you have a good season, news like this always emerges,” he continued.

“I am very misinformed about it, these are questions for my agent,” the 21-year-old added, “but I am happy to attract the interest of such big clubs, that’s always nice.”

Bellerin went on to entertain the transfer talk, however, and hinted that should Dani Alves leave the Catalan giants, they would need to intensify their attempts to bring a new right-back to the club.

“These things, until they come, you never know what to do. My agent does this job,” he continued.

“I do not know very well what’s happening at Barcelona. If Alves leaves they will need a new right-back, but there are a lot of good players around Europe.”

After being picked as a surprise inclusion in Vicente del Bosque’s provisional Spain squad for this summer’s European Championships, Bellerin has insisted that he is only focusing on representing La Roja.

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“I have said it before: I am very happy where I am and I do not think about anything else than the national team,” he concluded.

Despite making del Bosque’s preliminary squad, he faces a tough task ahead to usurp the likes of Sergio Ramos, Juanfran, Cesar Azpilicueta and Dani Carvajal and seal a spot on the plane to France for Euro 2016.

21-year-old Bellerin featured 36 times for Arsenal in the league this season, scoring one goal and contributing five assists.

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