- Spanish right back Hector Bellerin is keen to remain at Real Betis following successful season long loan
- Betis are Bellerin’s home town club with his family all die-hard Los Verdiblancos fans
- Betis are trying negotiate a free transfer for the player given he has one year remaining on his agreement and deemed surplus to requirements
The 27-year-old enjoyed a productive loan spell back at his boyhood club last season, making 32 appearances, and winning the Copa del Rey.
Bellerin, a die-hard Betis fan along with the rest of his family, is keen to secure a move back to his hometown club, and is prepared to take a substantial hit of his reported £100k a week salary at Arsenal.
With one year remaining on his agreement, Arsenal are keen to receive a transfer fee for the Spaniard, or include Bellerin in a potential swap deal with for Nabil Fekir. Betis, on the other hand are pushing for a free transfer given the player is deemed surplus in North London.
The full back is not short of admirers this summer with a host of clubs from Serie A also registering their interest in the player. However, Bellerin has gone on record confirming his intentions to return to Seville and Real Betis:
“I have made my position clear to both clubs, now we have two months to get the best deal for all three parties.” Bellerin told Betis TV:
“I have always said, I made an effort to come here and I am willing to make every effort to keep it going because it is my home and I am happy.”
“It is also true that I had very nice moments in London, in England. Arsenal has given a lot, the opportunity to be a professional. If I leave, it will be difficult, but hopefully everything goes as we want.”
Bellerin has spent nearly a decade in North London with Arsenal, making 183 appearances and winning three F.A Cups.