The Arsenal right-back remained at the Emirates following heavy transfer speculation last summer but could be on the move after the season, as Juventus remain keen to sign the Spaniard.
According to Transfer market web, Juventus could swoop in for Hector Bellerin in the summer and make a significant offer to Arsenal for his services. Bellerin’s consistent form and style of play have been attractive enough for the Turin club, who are definitely on the market for a new right-sided defender.
Arsenal had a hot summer last time around, with some key men at the Emirates linked with a move away from the club. The list included the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil, Jack Wilshere, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Olivier Giroud and Hector Bellerin, who were all reportedly seeking a move elsewhere.
Hector Bellerin, especially, was reported to have pushed for a move to boyhood club Barcelona after the La Liga giants showed a willingness to sign the defender. Other clubs showed an interest too in Bellerin, with Juventus and even Real Madrid were linked with the Spaniard.
None of those interests materialised into a move as Bellerin remained at Arsenal. Juventus also were heavily linked with the Arsenal star. They were reported to be lining up a definitive move for Bellerin in the summer earlier in the January window, but since the links have gone silent.
Juventus are in the market and will be active in the summer for a right-back, especially after the premature departure of Dani Alves to PSG and the fading form of Stephen Lichtsteiner. Manager Max Allegri wants special players at right back, knowing very well in today’s market such players are a rarity, and Hector Bellerin remains top of his wanted list.
Hector Bellerin’s sale would mean a significant blow for Arsenal and Arsene Wenger who considers the player to be the future of the club. Although, if a sale does gets sanctioned, it will not come cheap for Juventus. Bellerin signed a new deal in 2016 and contracted to Arsenal until 2023.
A price of £45 million gets mentioned, but in a market such as the current one, these are very low figures for a player approaching his prime years. Considering the price tags for young, performing players, Arsenal will sanction a sale only if a club can submit an astronomical bid for the Spaniard.
For instance, last season, Chelsea were heavily linked with Juventus’ Alex Sandro, who were reportedly ready to pay £60 million for the Brazilian. A similar or even higher amount would be required to prise Arsenal into a sale for a player who has a long-term contract.
Bellerin would fit in well at Juventus, although the Turin club could back away depending on the price tag Arsenal put on the player come the summer.