Udinese are interested in signing Arsenal outcast Hector Bellerin, as the Spanish full-back FINALLY looks to sort out an Emirates exit after falling out of favor under Mikel Arteta
- Udinese are pushing to sign Arsenal outcast Hector Bellerin this summer
- The full-back has fallen out of favor under current manager Mikel Arteta
- The 27-year-old spent last season on loan with Real Betis in La Liga
- With the Italian team, Bellerin has also attracted interest from Barcelona
Italian side Udinese are interested in signing Hector Bellerin from Arsenal, with the Spaniard pushing for an exit from north London this summer.
The 27-year-old full-back has found himself out of favor at the Emirates Stadium since the appointment of Mikel Arteta, having spent last season on loan with LaLiga side Real Betis.
With the product of the Spanish academy keen to play in the first team next season, Udinese are monitoring the full-back’s situation.
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Bellerin has fallen out of favor in north London, with Cedric Soares and Takehiro Tomiyasu being the preferred options at right-back, resulting in a loan move to Spain last year.
The full-back enjoyed an impressive spell with Betis in La Liga, helping Manuel Pellegrini’s side win the Copa del Rey and contributing five assists in 32 games.
A return to Los Verdiblancos seems unlikely due to the club’s financial difficulties, but the Spaniard had been linked with a potential move to Barcelona.
The Catalan side have identified Bellerin as a transfer option after their favorite target Cesar Azpilicueta signed a new deal at Chelsea – but there have been no significant developments yet.
The 27-year-old enjoyed an impressive loan spell with Spanish side Real Betis last season
Arsenal signed Takehiro Tomiyasu last season – who took the starting right-back spot
The Spain international is currently Arsenal’s longest-serving player, having joined the club’s academy from the Blaugrana in 2011.
After impressing then-manager Arsene Wenger, Bellerin went on loan to Watford in the Championship during the 2013-14 season, before moving back to the Emirates.
The Spaniard would go on to become a key fixture for Arsenal throughout the past decade, making over 180 Premier League appearances and winning three FA Cups in north London.
Udinese boss Andrea Sottil hopes to make Bellerin his 10th transfer window signing