Rumours are circulating today that Arsenal have opened talks with Barcelona over the potential transfer of Hector Bellerin.
Hooray. Well perhaps not quite hooray, but, maybe, a slight jump for joy?
Long linked with a move for to the Catalan giants, the move going through would be a good thing for a number of reasons.
Firstly, it is a weight of everybody’s shoulders. No more of the ‘will he won’t he.’
Secondly, Bellerin, simply put, has not been good enough over the past 12 months. Some bursts of pace and occasional defensive demonstrations have not been enough, especially when compared to his first season at The Emirates. The Spaniard, for all his speed and enthusiasm, is relatively poor defensively and ineffective going forward. Too often does he lack an end product.
Thirdly, Barcelona are likely to pay a HUGE fee for him. And I mean HUGE. That money can be re-invested in his position and will likely leave spare change for other ventures. There are plenty of other full-backs out there. A cheeky attempt to steal Dani Alves from under Manchester City’s nose? Chelsea’s Marcos Alonso if Alex Sandro joins the Blues? Perhaps Monaco’s Djibril Sidibe could join his countryman Lacazette?
It may be a controversial opinion, but losing Hector Bellerin this summer would not be by any means the end of the world, do you agree?