David Ornstein says Arsenal are ‘now in dialogue’ over possible sale of £110,000-a-week star
Arsenal are open to selling one of the longest-serving players in the current squad, according to a claim by former BBC journalist David Ornstein.
The Gunners have already secured a couple of signings so far with defender Gabriel joining former Chelsea winger Willian on Mikel Arteta’s list of new additions this summer.
However, the incoming deals might prompt some sales and it now appears as though the club is already entertaining the possibility of selling Hector Bellerin for a profit.
The Spaniard, who is currently earning £110,000-a-week wages (Mirror), has been the subject of an offer from Paris Saint-Germain.
According to David Ornstein, the Gunners are currently in talks with PSG over the sale of the defender but the right price will have to be offered by the French club for an agreement to be reached.
PSG approach Arsenal to sign Hector Bellerin & clubs now in dialogue. #AFC would like to keep him but will sell for right price. 25yo open to new challenge if deal struck. Could provide vital cash for targets. Details + Ceballos, AMN & more @TheAthleticUK https://t.co/pvg1QeLydS
— David Ornstein (@David_Ornstein) September 1, 2020
THE BOTTOM LINE
Not much money has been spent so far this summer, considering the fact that Willian was signed on a free transfer. Therefore, from a financial perspective, there might not be a desperate need for the sale of players.
However, looking at how certain areas of the squad do need a clear out, the potential sale of Bellerin would make sense. With Soares and Maitland-Niles available, there are enough right-backs at the club already and getting rid of one is necessary.
Also, it has to be said that Bellerin is not the same player he was when he broke into the first team five years ago. He has actually become somewhat of an injury-prone and erratic figure in the squad and this might be the right time to part ways for the right price.