Hector Bellerin is reportedly close to signing a new contract extension with Arsenal which will keep at the club at least until 2021, according to reports in Spanish publication Sport.
The 21-year-old joined the Gunners in 2011 from Barcelona on a free transfer and the Spaniard signed his first professional contract in 2013.
The youngster has earned lavish praise from all corners since graduating from the youth sides to the Arsenal first team. His journey has been quick and should be a model for the other youngsters playing for the junior teams.
The report in Sport, claims that Spanish giants have ruled out the possibility of signing the young right-back as he is on the verge of extending his Gunners deal.
It further states that the La Liga champions have direct information from the North London club that Bellerin will sign the contract extension in the “one or two weeks".
This report comes as a follow-up to the one published by the Times, which claimed that the Gunners have offered the Spaniard a new five-year deal which will also almost double his current pay from £50,000-a-week to £100,000-a-week.
There have been reports over the past weeks that Barcelona and Manchester City have expressed interest in signing the right-back. However, Bellerin in an interview yesterday confirmed that he is planning to stay at Arsenal for a very long time, subsiding any fears of a move.
He was initially called up to the first team to provide backup for Debuchy, but slowly took his chances and surprised one and all with his assured performances at right back, ultimately replacing the Frenchman as Wenger’s first choice.
Hector Bellerin is set to be one of the world’s biggest stars in the coming years. After his performances at right back for the Arsenal first team last season, he is seen as one of the bright young stars in world football, and is set to develop into a genuinely world class player.
Hopefully, he can continue to grow and turn out to be a role model for the upcoming youngster at Arsenal. What do you think guys?