Barcelona speak on Hector Bellerin situation
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FC Barcelona have finally made their position clear about rumours claiming they are interested in signing Hector Bellerin from Arsenal this summer.
The young Spaniard, who left Spain for England as a teenager, has been linked with a move back to his old club ever since he made his first-team breakthrough for Arsene Wenger’s side 18 months ago.
Various reports from the media have suggested that the the La Liga champions are targeting Bellerin as a replacement for aging Brazilian star Dani Alves who has asked for a departure.
However, Robert Fernandez, Barcelona’s sporting director, has finally broken the club’s silence over the rumoured transfer deal.
“He is a magnificent player but it [signing Bellerin this summer] is not something that we will be pursuing.” Fernandez said on Wednesday.
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