Arsenal fullback eyeing move to Premier League rivals this summer
Arsenal fullback Hector Bellerin reportedly prefers a move to Manchester City over a return to Barcelona if he is to leave the Emirates Stadium, per the Daily Mirror.
The Spaniard only signed a new long-term deal with the Gunners in November, but is persistently linked with a move to his former club, whom he left to move to North London.
The 22-year-old is also said to be on City boss Pep Guardiola’s radar as he looks to revamp his squad further next summer, after a mixed first season in England.
Bellerin has always maintained his desire to remain at Arsenal, but is said to be open to a move north if he is to depart.
It is believed he does not want to see a repeat of what happened to Cesc Fabregas, who also joined Arsenal from the Blaugrana as a youngster only to return in a big money move and struggle.
Hector Bellerin prefers Man City switch to Barcelona move https://t.co/yfO7Y95k2E— SPORT English (@Sport_EN) February 27, 2017
But Arsenal’s future is unclear with Arsene Wenger reportedly undecided as to whether he will continue as manager beyond the summer, possibly ending his 21-year reign.