Arsenal star admits he is 'flattered' by Barcelona interestPublished March 22, 2017
Arsenal fullback Hector Bellerin has fuelled speculation linking him with a return to Barcelona by admitting he is flattered by the links, via Sky.
Bellerin has become a regular in the Gunners team since 2013 and established himself as one of the most promising youngsters in Europe. He started his career at the Catalan giants and has long been a reported target for the club.
Thiago Alcantara on Spain teammate Bellerin: "He was always really fast." pic.twitter.com/BTnIP5jTx3— afcstuff (@afcstuff) February 13, 2017
The Blaugrana may well be in the market for a new right-back this summer, with Aleix Vidal on the treatment table for quite a while, which has seen an increase in reports of interest in Bellerin.
Previously, the Arsenal man has maintained a stance of commitment to the Emirates Stadium club, but he has not done much to pour cold water on the latest reports.
“It’s nice there are a lot of big clubs that are interested in me, but if one of those is Barcelona that’s special,” he told Spanish outlet Sport.
“I don’t forget I grew up in that home and I will never forget my stay at Barcelona.”