Hector Bellerin will not join Barcelona this summer

The Spaniard is too expensive for the Spanish club

Hector Bellerin burst onto the scene with Arsenal in 2015 and since then he has been their first choice right-back. He started his career in the youth teams of Barcelona before joining the Gunners back in 2011.

The Spain International has been a regular for the club this season, making 34 Premier League appearances. But has endured a mixed season as his form dropped lately, struggling to make a big impact for the club.

The 23 year old has been linked with a move away from Emirates Stadium this summer and has been linked with a return to his former club Barcelona this summer. They consider him a suitable long term option for their right back position.

But Spanish football expert Guillem Balague insists that La Liga giants will not move for the Spaniard this summer as they consider him too expensive.

He told Sky Sports: “Hector Bellerin is too expensive.

“They want a left-back and also a right-back but the Arsenal star is too expensive.

“The problem with Barcelona, and considering the way that they are not renewing the contract of Sergio Busquets as quickly as the player would like, is the wage bill is too high.

“The wage list is so big that they need to reduce it. If they sell about eight players they could manage it. Then they could make the move for Antoine Griezmann.

Even Bellerin recently claimed that he is happy at Arsenal. He told luxury online retailer Mr Porter when quizzed on the exit talk:

“I don’t know what to say – football always changes. I’m so happy here.

“This has been my home for seven years. I sound like a Londoner, my friends are from London – it’s the place I want to be right now.

“In the future, you never know. Obviously, I grew up in Barcelona, and when I watch them play I want them to win. The team are always going to be in my heart.”

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