Barcelona courting Arsenal sensation for summer swoop

Barcelona have expressed an interest in Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin, according to Spanish news outlet Sport

The 20-year old’s performances for the Gunners are said to have attracted the interest of the Blaugrana, who want to bring him back to the club.

He spent his formative years with the Catalan giants and progressed through their world famous La Maisa academy before making the switch to North London in 2011.

Both Gerard Pique and Andreas Iniesta are believed to have been interested in his ‘personal situation’, when the two sides met in the Champions League.

Having forced his way into first-team contention, the jet-heeled right-back has emerged as one of the most exciting defensive prospects in Europe.

With Dani Alves coming into the last 18 months of his deal in Spain, the European champions are understood to be casting a watchful eye over Bellerin.

The Spaniard ousted Mathieu Debuchy as manager Arsene Wenger’s preferred option on the right hand side of defence last season and has continued his rapid development.