Barcelona will attempt to sign Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin

Barcelona chief Robert Fernandez has dropped the biggest hint yet that they are planning a summer swoop for Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin by admitting they need a new right-back.

The La Liga giants have been linked with the Gunners star for months as they look to fill their problematic position.
And it now appears they will be going all out to try and bring the 22-year-old, who was in their Masia academy before his departure in 2011, back to the Nou Camp.
Fernandez, when asked whether they wanted to sign a new right-back, told RAC1: “We can do something there. It’s true. Signing [a right-back] could be now important.
“Well, Bellerin is a player who has a contract at Arsenal. He is a magnificent player, undoubtedly, but there are more right-backs [who could be interested]. Barcelona have the obligation to have many right-backs under control.”
Sergio Roberto and Aleix Vidal have been used in the role this season following the loss of Dani Alves a year ago.
However, the latter has been ruled out since February while the former is usually deployed in midfield.
Meanwhile, Bellerin is not the only man linked with a move to Barcelona this summer that Fernandez was willing to discuss.
Everton’s Gerard Deulofeu is currently impressing on loan at Serie A giants AC Milan.
As part of the deal that took him to Goodison is 2015, Barca chiefs inserted a £10.2million buy-back clause into the agreement. And they look ready to activate that this summer.
He added: “We have the option to incorporate him by activating the clause. We can do it, we will think about it. He is playing well and as a starter.
“I like him. He’s a young player who came from our academy. He has good conditions to help the team.
"It's an option that I really like but we have to wait. This season he had a difficult start at Everton but he is doing well at Milan.
"He is playing well and was called up by the national team. This is good news for the club.
"He has an important role to play [in the final decision]. The decision of the player is always important. Clubs have an important role [in a signing], but players do as well. The player has an important part in the final decision."
Source: All Football

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