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Hector Bellerin’s agent has confirmed that the defender is close to signing a new deal at Arsenal.
The defender who has been in talks with Arsenal since he came back from the last international break is set to hand Arsenal fans a huge boost after his agent claimed he is set to put pen to paper on a new deal.
Few days back, Spanish Publication Sport claimed the defender is likely to sign a contract extension at Arsenal before mid-November, the player’s agent Albert Botines has now given more credence to the report by revealing to the Guardian, that an agreement will soon be reached between his client and Arsenal.
“We are speaking and are now a lot closer than we were two weeks ago.
“In a normal situation he will sign, Hector is very happy at Arsenal.
“This would be the fourth time he has signed a new contract at the club and it is clear he has made good progress.”
The agent’s claims will come as a good news to Gooners like me who were keen to see Arsenal hold on to the defender amidst interest from Barcelona and Manchester City.
The Spanish giants in particular were so keen on signing the defender and paid special attention to his situation, hoping he will snub a new contract in favor of a return to the Camp Nou.
Bellerin’s new contract will run for the next six years and make him one of the highest paid players in our squad, which I think he fully deserves as he is already one of our best players.