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Negotiations Stalled: Real Betis Free Transfer Request Rejected by Arsenal

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  • 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

Arsenal is playing hardball in negotiations with Real Betis for Spanish right back Hector Bellerin.

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.

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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 ÂŁ100k 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.