Arsenal reach Bellerin loan agreement with Real Betis, no option to buy

Arsenal and Real Betis have come to an agreement over the loan of Hector Bellerin in a deal that will not include an option to buy.

April 29, 2021: Hector Bellerin of Arsenal FC during the Europa League semifinal first leg football match played between Villarreal CF and Arsenal FC at Estadio de la Ceramica in Villarreal, Spain. Copyright: Gerard Franco

Arsenal had been hoping to sell Hector Bellerin during this window but, like with most of their players, they have had to settle for sending him on loan just to get his wages off the books and let an unhappy player go elsewhere.

David Ornstein is now reporting that a deal has been agreed with Real Betis:

Arsenal look set to bring in Takehiro Tomiyasu from Bologna as his replacement. The Japanese defender’s medical is taking place and we can expect an announcement before the close of the window.

As for Bellerin, that he was happy to take a paycut to ensure he left Arsenal during this window speaks volumes, I’m sure you’ll agree.

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