Gunners, Barca begin negotiations on Bellerin
LONDON: Representatives of Arsenal and Barcelona have met to discuss the transfer of right-back Hector Bellerin, according to reports in Spain.
The 21-year-old has been heavily linked with a return to his hometown club, and the front page of Spanish paper Sport has revealed that they are in negotiations.
Bellerin was plucked from Barcelona’s academy by Arsene Wenger in 2011 at the age of 16, but could be set for a sensational £35m return to the Nou Camp.
The front page states: “Barcelona have met with Arsenal to plan his transfer, which is a priority.
“Blaugrana are sure that the transfer could reach £35m due to the interest of other teams.”
Bellerin has emerged as a key player under Wenger since breaking into the first-team during the 2014-15 season.
The Spaniard made his full international debut in May 2016 and was an unused member of their Euro 2016 squad.
He signed a long-term deal in November of last year to keep him at the Emirates Stadium until 2022. Daily Mail