Arsenal‘s Hector Bellerin has moved to rubbish suggestions he could move back to Barcelona in the not too distant future amid claims that the La Liga heavyweights have lined him up to replace Dani Alves.
The young Spaniard started his career with the Catalan club, but left to join the Gunners as a teenager in search of a greater chance of first-team football.
Although he was initially behind senior team-mates such as Bacary Sagna and Mathieu Debuchy, Bellerin forced his way into Arsene Wenger’s plans, and has since made himself a key player in the north of London thanks to his pace and willing running.
And his performances in England have been enough to attract admiring glances from the team that trained him, with reports claiming that Barcelona see him as the ideal replacement for veteran Brazilian right-back, Alves.
But, speaking to Goal, Bellerin revealed that he is “happy” ay Arsenal and is not looking to move on:
“I left Barca without looking back. I left focused on London and Arsenal and I am really happy there.
“I signed a new deal last year and there’s still a lot in front of me. It’s a club that’s forming a great team, with players like Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil.
“My future is there and I am happy where I am. A lot of things can happen in football, but I am at Arsenal, giving my all for the club. I am not thinking of going anywhere else.”
Bellerin followed in the footsteps of Cesc Fabregas in swapping Barca for Arsenal early in his career, and with the now Chelsea man having moved back to the Nou Camp from the Emirates Stadium, there have been fears among supporters that their defender may do the same eventually.