Hector Bellerin reveals why he left Arsenal for Real Betis
A long summer for Hector Bellerin
It was a long transfer window for Arsenal full-back Hector Bellerin. Thought to want out of north London from the beginning of the summer, it was not until deadline day that his desire was realised.
🔴 Hector Bellerin wants Arsenal exit
🔴 Extremely frustrated with #AFC
🔴 26yo has told Arteta + Edu
🔴 Would take pay cut to leave
🔴 Things not working for him or club
🔴 Inter talks failed, Emerson & Trippier swap ideas but nothing close@TheAthleticUKhttps://t.co/4yELsTXI3t
— David Ornstein (@David_Ornstein) August 16, 2021
Having at one time thought to have been on the radar of Inter Milan, it was instead Spanish outfit Real Betis who snapped up the 26-year-old on a loan deal in the dying embers of the window.
— Real Betis Balompié (@RealBetis_en) August 31, 2021
Arsenal, in turn, added Takehiro Tomiyasu to their side as a replacement.
Bellerin reveals why he joined Betis
Speaking for the first time since his move, the loanee spoke of his happiness to play for Betis since it was his father’s favourite club:
“Being able to make my father happy with a dream that is his, and fulfilling it for him, makes me very excited.
“It is a feeling my father has instilled since I was little. As a child I was a bit of a turncoat, but he forced me to wear the Betis shirt.”
He also hinted at the weather being a reason for his departure from the Emirates stadium, bizarrely saying:
“I wanted the sun and heat, but I didn’t come here on vacation”
Bellerin will be remembered fondly by the Arsenal faithful, with the defender having made 239 appearances to date for the north London outfit. However, with the addition of Tomiyasu, it seems that there will be little for the Spaniard to return to after his year-long loan.
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