Arsenal full back Hector Bellerin is currently considering his future and views moving to Manchester City as a potentially attractive option, as reported by Mundo Deportivo.
The 21-year-old made 36 Premier League appearances for Arsenal last season. In doing so Bellerin established himself as one of the best full backs in the English top flight as he produced a series of assured performances to admirably handle his defensive duties, whilst he also gave the Gunners an attacking outlet by using his electrifying pace to make purposeful overlapping runs.
The evolution of those qualities in Bellerin’s game has coincided with a number of Europe’s top clubs, including Atletico Madrid, Bayern Munich, Manchester City, Manchester United and PSG, beginning to monitor his superb progress.
Furthermore Barcelona are understood to have identified Bellerin as a potential replacement for Dani Alves, who recently joined Juventus on a free transfer. However according to Metro, Arsenal rejected an approach for Bellerin from the Catalan giants earlier this summer, with The Daily Mail reporting that the Gunners have now declared in no uncertain terms that the player is not for sell, after Manchester City expressed an interest in him.
That interest stems from Pep Guardiola wishing to strengthen City’s current full back options, with the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager, perceiving Bellerin as being the ideal candidate to do that.
Subsequently a report run by Mundo Deportivo suggests that due to Bellerin’s admiration for Guardiola, the young full back would be interested in moving to City.
Move unlikely to materialise
However given that Arsenal have no intention of selling Bellerin, he is likely to continue his development with the Gunners during the forthcoming season, when he will also hope to feature in Spain’s 2018 World Cup qualifiers.
After being included in La Roja’s Euro 2016 squad, Bellerin did not feature in the finals but definitely possesses the potential to replace Juanfran as Spain’s first choice left back in the near future.
Ultimately wherever Bellerin’s future lies, the former Barcelona youth team player, who left the Blaugrana in 2011 for Arsenal, he is destined to enjoy an extremely successful career, particularly given his devotion to hard work as reported by Metro.