The Daily Mail are reporting that new Arsenal manager Unai Emery will not be selling Spanish full-back Hector Bellerin this transfer window.
The Gunners are completing a complete defensive overhaul this summer and the arrival of Swiss full-back Stephan Lichtsteiner and the Greek center back is calling the security of several Arsenal defenders into question.
The 23-year-old has been in North London since he moved from Catalan giants Barcelona as a youth player in 2011. Since then, he has become an integral part of the squad, playing fewer minutes than only Granit Xhaka last season.
After proving himself for Arsenal, there have been multiple clubs linked with a transfer for the player including a move back to the player’s boyhood club Barcelona. Given the Gooner’s depleted transfer budget of approximately £50m, the club may need to produce some cash for the transfer window ahead.
The rumours have been circulating for months now, but it now appears Bellerin will play a key role in the upcoming season under the new manager.
Arsenal have just signed Sokratis from Borussia Dortmund and amid the excitement, it is easy to forget the ongoing transfer saga with Lucas Torreira.
The Uruguayan has impressed during this summer’s world cup with his side playing in the quarterfinals against France this week.
It has been reported that the player has had a deal agreed and a medical will be completed after the world cup. The deal for the player looks to be worth anywhere up to €30m and could be one of the last signings Arsenal make this transfer window.
This transfer window has been brilliant for fans of the North London side, with Unai Emery completing 3 high-profile transfers already. With Bellerin staying, it looks very likely that one or two players will be sold this summer to fund the expensive incoming players.
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