Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin to join Barcelona on free transfer

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 (Arsenal FC via Getty Images)
(Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Barcelona have agreed a deal with Arsenal for defender Hector Bellerin.

Bellerin, who is into the final year of his contract at Emirates Stadium and ready to leave for a new challenge, will move on a free back to the club he left in 2011 to join the Gunners.

Arsenal are willing to forgo a fee, in exchange for a sell-on clause for any future sale, as they get Bellerin’s £100,000-a-week wages off the books.

The right-back has not played for Arsenal this season, but he has continued to train with the club and was at the Emirates last night to watch the team beat Aston Villa 2-1.

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Barcelona are in the market for a right-back after allowing youngster Sergino Dest to join AC Milan on loan for the season, and Bellerin is seen as a viable option as the window enters its final hours.