Hector Bellerin joins Barcelona | News

Hector Bellerin has joined Barcelona in a everlasting switch after eleven years with us.

Hector joined us in July 2011 and made 239 first workforce appearances, profitable the FA Cup thrice and FA Community Shield twice. He has additionally represented his nation in any respect ranges from under-16s to the senior squad, being a member of Spain’s Euro 2016 squad.

The 27-year-old defender was born in Barcelona and spent the early phases of his youth profession on the Barca Academy, earlier than becoming a member of us on the age of 16 and subsequently signing his first skilled contract upon turning 17 years outdated in 2012.

He made his first workforce debut within the League Cup in September 2013, earlier than spending a mortgage spell within the Championship with Watford that season to achieve some invaluable first workforce expertise.

Hector quickly developed right into a dynamic full-back and loved a breakthrough season in 2013/14, capping the marketing campaign by being within the beginning line-up for the FA Cup Final victory over Aston Villa. He was named within the Premier League Team of the Season for 2015/16.

Last season, Hector loved a profitable mortgage spell with Real Betis, being an everyday within the facet and profitable the Copa Del Rey.

Mikel Arteta had this to say about Hector: “We today say goodbye to Hector and we thank him so much for his loyalty and commitment to Arsenal Football Club. During his 11 years with Arsenal, Hector won three FA Cups and made nearly 250 appearances – such a huge contribution to the club. I’m privileged to have played in the same squad as Hector for three seasons, wearing the Arsenal shirt and sharing many great moments on and off the football pitch together. We thank you Hector and wish you and your family all the best for your return to Barcelona.”

Everyone at Arsenal thanks Hector for his contribution throughout his 11 years with us and want him and his household the most effective of well being and happiness in his new chapter.

The deal is topic to the completion of regulatory processes.

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