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According to reports making the round, Barcelona have struck a deal with Arsenal star Hector Bellerin, according to multiple reports in the Catalan press.
Bellerin a graduate from La Masia, has long been linked with a return to the Camp Nou and is now seen as a priority signing for new manager Ernesto Valverde, who arrived from Athletic Club to replace Luis Enrique at the end of the campaign.
The 22-year-old will speak to Arsene Wenger next week about a potential return to Spain six years after arriving at the Emirates as a youth prospect.
Fresh reports have emerged claiming the 22-year-old has now welcomed that interest, saying he is ‘happy’ to be linked with a return.
‘It is very nice to hear about the interest from a club like Barca, the club I grew up with from when I was a kid,’ Bellerin told Mundo Deportivo.
‘I do not know anything at the moment. I’m an Arsenal player, but we’ll see what happens.’
He continued: ‘It’s something you don’t think about when you leave, because you do not know how things are going to go.
‘I was lucky enough to join Arsenal, things have gone well, and now receiving this kind of news from Barca makes me happy, but that does not just depend on me.’
‘Of course [I have followed his career]! He is a coach whose style will suit Barcelona very well. He had had a very good season with Athletic and I think he will fit in very well at Barca.’