Close sidebar

Alleged Details Of Héctor Bellerín’s Lengthy New Arsenal Contract Have Been Revealed

Tottenham Hotspur's Dutch striker Vincent Janssen (L) vies with Arsenal's Spanish defender Hector Bellerin during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates Stadium in London on November 6, 2016. / AFP / BEN STANSALL / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)

Arsenal have moved a significant step closer to tying defender Héctor Bellerín down for some time to come.

The Spanish international is one of a number of players whose current contract is set to expire in the summer in the relatively near future, and after strong interest was shown from Manchester City and Barcelona, it seems almost certain that Bellerín will put pen to paper on a new six-and-a-half year deal.

The Evening Standard have reported that Bellerín looks all set double his wages to £100,000 per week in a deal that will keep him at the Emirates until 2023 – a massive show of commitment from the young right-back.

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 06:  Hector Bellerin of Arsenal and Vincent Janssen of Tottenham Hotspur challenge for the ball during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium on November 6, 2016 in London, England.  (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Manager Arsene Wenger had placed talks with Alexis Sánchez and Mesut Özil as a matter of greater urgency (as their contracts had less time left to run), but the interest from Barca and Man City forced his hand somewhat.

So confident are the Standard in their report, that they go on to allege that the deal could be confirmed within the nxt 24 hours – bringing an end to what could have become something of a saga.

In the meantime, he is set to miss the next four weeks with an ankle injury picked up in the recent 1-1 draw against Tottenham.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 19: Alexis Sanchez of Arsenal reacts  during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford on November 19, 2016 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

With Bellerín’s deal over the line and Özil’s progressing in a satisfactory manner, the majority of Wenger and Arsenal’s attention will surely now turn to keeping Alexis at the club. The Chilean international’s talks have stalled recently and all signs appear to suggest that player and club are at something of an impasse.

Sign Up For The LOI Arena Newsletter

Read More About: , , , , ,

Author: The PA Team

This article was written by a member of The PA Team.