PSG Mercato: ‘I Wouldn’t Want a Player Like Bellerin at My Club’ – John Barnes Warns Paris SG About Pursuing Arsenal Defender

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Héctor Bellerín’s time with Arsenal FC could be coming to an end, as CBS Sports has previously reported that Paris Saint-Germain has ignited their interest in the Spain international. Nonetheless, conflicting reports have put into question whether the capital club plans to pursue the 25-year-old. 

However, if Les Parisiens are indeed interested in Bellerín, The Gunners should jump on that transfer offer from the French giants, states former Liverpool FC midfielder John Barnes. 

In an interview with BonusCodeBets (via talkSPORT), the 57-year-old said that Bellerín is one of the reasons for Arsenal’s troubles, and it’s why they’re a club stuck in transition. Barnes went on to add that Bellerín isn’t some that he’d want on his squad.

“I wouldn’t want a player like Bellerin at my club. If [Bellerin] said he doesn’t want to stay at Arsenal, then they should let him go. The team should only be interested in players who want to play through both good and bad times,” Barnes said. “Bellerin is part of the reason as to why Arsenal is a club in transition and not currently playing well.”

Furthermore, Barnes went on to say that Bellerín would only be suitable for PSG’s bench. The Liverpool icon went on to say that if the Arsenal defender doesn’t feature consistently for The Gunners in their starting eleven, what chance does he have appearing in PSG’s lineup regularly. 

“If your team isn’t performing well, you want players who want to help the team perform better, not ones who talk about leaving mid-season when the team is going through a rough patch. He owes more to Arsenal than to do that,” Barnes said. 

“If he doesn’t want to spend the best years of his career on the bench, then moving to PSG doesn’t make sense because they have a higher standard for their defender. If he can’t always consistently start at Arsenal over the last few years, then he won’t be able to start at PSG.”

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