Barcelona is reportedly interested in Hector Bellerin as they prepare to sell Emerson Royal (with cheese) to Sp*rs, according to reports in Spain.
The 26-year-old began his career with Barcelona before joining Arsenal at the age of 16. He has expressed a desire to leave this summer, but has yet to play this season due to injury.
However, due to Barcelona’s financial predicament, they are only interested in a loan deal for this window, thus it remains to be seen if the teams can come to an agreement.
Meanwhile, Ainsley Maitland-Niles’ rumored move to Everton has fallen through after Arsenal rejected the Toffees’ loan bid.
This caused the athlete to post an Instagram story expressing his dissatisfaction with the current situation:
It’s far from ideal, and it doesn’t reflect well on everyone involved. Even though you understand the player’s aggravation, he shouldn’t do it, but it does sound like someone who is at the end of their rope.
It’s yet another unnecessary issue for Arsenal to deal with, and it reflects poorly of how things are now conducted.
It’s difficult to predict how this one will play out, but Maitland-Niles’ relationship with the club he’s been with for 15 years appears to be on the verge of breaking down, which is terrible in any case.