Hector Bellerin has been linked with a move back to Barcelona following his meteoric rise this past season, but the Spaniard is ready to reject a La Liga return in favour of signing a new Arsenal contract, according to The Telegraph.
The report suggests the 20-year-old will be offered a massive new contract imminently, with Arsene Wenger keen to tie him down to a new deal as soon as possible.
Bellerin signed his first senior contract back in 2013, but now looks set to sign a huge extension that will keep him at the club at least until 2019 (via The Telegraph).
Loyalty has become less common in football nowadays, but Bellerin seems committed to the Arsenal cause and claims he has no interest in returning to Barcelona.
“If I had wanted to play there I would have stayed there in the first place. The fact that I came to Arsenal means that I want to play here,” Bellerin said, as quoted by The Telegraph.
“For me, the job has just started. It was my first season playing for the first team and obviously I am not thinking about going anywhere else. I just want to cement my place in the first team, get more games and hopefully stay a long time.”
His rise to prominence last season was nothing short of phenomenal, and the quality he showed suggests he has what it takes to be our first choice right-back for years to come.
Hopefully he maintains this level of loyalty and remains at the club to retain his place in a side that is beginning to look capable of challenging for the highest honours.