With it becoming evident that the former Arsenal defender has almost no future at the Camp Nou, Hector Bellerin’s Barcelona career has taken a turn for the worst.
Since leaving Arsenal, Hector Bellerin has been going through a terrible time at Barcelona, and his chances of staying at the Camp Nou have received yet another heartbreaking message.
The balance of the Spaniard’s contract with the Gunners was mutually terminated last summer, resulting in an emotional homecoming to the Catalan giants.
He signed a one-year contract with Barcelona after being brought in as a last-minute emergency option.
After returning to Spain, Bellerin stated, “For me, it was really essential. Despite previous possibilities, I had not yet succeeded for a variety of reasons. I currently work on a one-year contract. It depends on both parties, but I’d prefer to renew.”
Even while many people praised the return to Barcelona, Bellerin’s situation has not improved at all. After failing to impress manager Xavi, the 27-year-old has only made five club appearances this season.
According to rumors, the four-time Spanish international will not be given new terms to remain with the team, and his time with Barcelona may possibly come to an earlier end than anticipated.
The Spanish powerhouses allegedly have an outrageous trade deal in mind, including the former Arsenal right-back.
He is said to have been offered to Juventus, a major player in Serie A, in exchange for French midfielder Adrien Rabiot. Barcelona is reportedly interested in signing the former Paris Saint-Germain player, and they hope to do so in January.
His present club, Juventus, however, doesn’t seem to be very sold on the transaction because they think it will be difficult to replace the midfielder in the January transfer window.
Although that might be good news for Bellerin’s future at Barcelona, it seems the Catalan superpowers have other plans.
Bellerin’s career at the Camp Nou will basically be finished if a right-back is acquired in the near future, especially because his contract is set to expire in the summer.
According to the Spanish outlet Sport, Barca intends to expand its defensive alternatives soon. Among the candidates being discussed are Benjamin Pavard of Bayern Munich and Thomas Meunier of Borussia Dortmund.
Giovanni Di Lorenzo of Napoli may also prove to be a viable choice. A deal for any of the three appears to be challenging to conclude, especially as Napoli wants to maintain Di Lorenzo as they pursue another Serie A championship.
The summer, when Barcelona will be eager to complete a swoop, may see them adopt a different position.