Serie A giants AS Roma are reportedly considering signing Barcelona defender Hector Bellerin in a Bosman move next summer.
According to a report by Italian outlet Calciomercato, Hector Bellerin is on the radar of AS Roma. The Serie A giants are considering signing the Barcelona defender in a Bosman move in the 2023 summer transfer window to replace Rick Karsdorp.
Hector Bellerin returned to Barcelona from Arsenal this past summer, thus bringing an end to his decade-long stint with the Gunners. But the 27-year-old has struggled to establish a foothold at Spotify Camp Nou, with Xavi Hernandez preferring other options to him thus far this season.
Fitness issues have also plagued the Spanish international, who has managed only five outings for Barcelona this term. And with Bellerin only signing a one-year contract with Barcelona, a departure as a free agent might be on the cards next summer. Such a situation has captured the attention of AS Roma.
The Serie A giants bolstered their squad heavily in the summer transfer window. But that has not reflected in the results, with AS Roma currently seventh in the Italian top flight. While second-placed Lazio are only four points ahead, results need to pick up considerably for the Giallorossi to clinch a top-four finish.
While Jose Mourinho will not be too worried about the January transfer window, he might have to start planning for the next two windows. And the right-back spot might emerge as a position for AS Roma to bolster next summer. That is because Rick Karsdorp faces an uncertain future at Stadio Olimpico.
The Dutch full-back might leave AS Roma in the 2023 summer transfer window, thus bringing Bellerin into the picture. And the Serie A giants are considering signing the Barcelona defender in a Bosman move next year. Barcelona might not stand in Bellerin’s way either, thus aiding Roma’s cause.
But the Giallorossi might face stiff competition from other clubs while pursuing Bellerin, with Real Betis also interested. For now, it looks like the 27-year-old has no future at Spotify Camp Nou, with Barcelona unlikely to hand him a new contract anytime soon.