La Liga giants Real Betis are reportedly confident about signing Hector Bellerin from Arsenal amid concerns about financial demands.
According to Mucho Deporte, Real Betis are closing in on signing Hector Bellerin, despite not being close to agreeing on a fee with Arsenal. Moreover, the Spanish right-back will have to take a pay cut to rejoin the Andalusian club, and there is confidence about concluding a deal.
Hector Bellerin believes his cycle was completed at Arsenal last year when he wished to leave the club. With two years left in his contract back then, the Gunners obliged his request and granted a loan move to La Liga outfit Real Betis, where he helped the team win the Copa Del Rey.
Arsenal are demanding around €10 million for Bellerin, which is unattainable for Betis in the current market. The Spanish club were ready to move away from a possible move for a brief period, but their interest has reignited in recent weeks.
Real Betis are focused on strengthening their squad ahead of the new La Liga season as they ponder deals within their financial means. While there is interest in Bellerin, the Verdiblancos are unwilling to pay what Arsenal are demanding.
Betis know about Bellerin’s contractual situation and are ready to take advantage. They remain confident because the right-back reportedly craves for a return to the club. The Andalusian club lodged a €4 million offer to tempt Arsenal, only to see the proposal get rejected swiftly as the Gunners stuck to their demands.
There have been whispers recently about Arsenal considering terminating Bellerin’s contract to save on his steady wages. And Betis are confident they will get the right-back for free or much less than his asking price. Arsenal are believed to be very open to allowing Bellerin to depart this summer as Mikel Arteta desperately needs to trim his large squad.
Whether they will go down the route taken to offload many high-profile players recently remains to be seen. Bellerin was the subject of interest from clubs across Spain and Italy, but he has his heart set on returning to La Liga. Whether Arsenal bow down on the player’s request and accept a cut-price proposal from Betis remains the question, although it is evident they want to rid of the right-back.