Arsenal identify summer Hector Bellerin replacement

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Arsenal are hoping to replace Hector Bellerin with Norwich City right-back Max Aarons this summer, according to a report.

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90min report that Arsenal are ready to sell Hector Bellerin this summer, and they’re hoping to replace him with Norwich City right-back Max Aarons. Club staff are firm admirers of the 21-year-old and have been tracking him for a couple of years now.

Arsenal are reportedly confident they’ll be able to strike a deal for Aarons, and Norwich City won’t stand in his way as long as their valuation of £30m is met. The player himself is reportedly happy to return to London, where he was born.

This all echoes similar reports from the PA news agency last week, which reported that Aarons has been told he can leave for £30m.

CBS Sports also previously reported that Aarons was one of the targets Arsenal had identified as a replacement for Bellerin this summer.

Bellerin is certainly looking likely to leave, facing a struggle to start matches regularly in recent weeks, and with Fabrizio Romano insisting he’s on the way out.

Aarons has made 45 appearances for Norwich City as they achieved promotion back to the Premier League this season. He’s played the full 90 minutes of every single league game until now, excluding one match he missed for England u21 duty.