Bellerin, a romance at idle

Bellerín, un romance al ralentí


Héctor Bellerín crosses his fingers so that his future does not move away from Heliopolis this summer. The end of the season was a farewell for the right-back, who ended his loan with Betis under the feeling that there had been an unbreakable alliance. But not all is so easy. Bellerin wants. Betis, too. Arsenal, meanwhile, awaits the footballer in London and opens the bid between the suitors on the side. Mikel Arteta assures that he has the footballer despite the fact that his place in the team is full of questions. At the moment, it is a romance at idle.

Photo by Hector Bellerin

The English club reiterated its intention to have Bellerín for its next project, although that appreciation is more like the intention to demand than to possess. Betis, which is not going through a good economic situation, will wait. And the player is clear: “I am willing to make any effort to continue at Betis.” Given this context, it seems unlikely that history will take a definitive path immediately. There is hope in Heliopolis by the strong desire of the player and there is in London under the possibility of getting some benefit from that hypothetical goodbye.

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Bellerin landed at Betis late in the summer market due to Sabaly’s injury. He exposed arguments on the pitch and soon became a permanent fixture in Manuel Pellegrini’s plans. 2,562 minutes between all competitions and a decisive role in the important events. Five assists throughout the campaign, one of them in the final of the Copa del Rey that ended up definitively uniting the Badalona team with the Verdiblanca fans. Now, after having significantly reduced his salary to arrive on loan to Betis last summer, he once again accepts any salary adjustment in order to continue at the Verdiblanco club. His companions do not hesitate to praise his virtues in the hope that this union can be finalized. Arsenal have the ball in their court. And in Heliopolis calm reigns.

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