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Hector Bellerin ready to ‘slash his wages’ to secure Arsenal transfer exit

Arsenal star Hector Bellerin is keen to leave the club and is said to be willing to slash his wages to secure a move away from the Gunners.

Reports suggest Bellerin will move to Serie A champions Inter Milan with the Italian club in need of a right-back after the departure of Achraf Hakimi.

It’s understood a deal has been agreed between the player and the club with the Spain international even agreeing to a wage cut.

Bellerin reportedly earns £5.72m a season at the Gunners but a contract at Inter could see that decrease to £2.99m (€3.5m) per term.

Hector Bellerin wants to move away from Arsenal this summer

The 26-year-old has already ‘said yes’ to the Italian side and is excited to ‘fulfil an authentic dream’ of living and working in Milan, according to TuttoMercatoWeb.

Despite Bellerin’s desire to leave, Arsenal are yet to green light a deal with Inter.

Mikel Arteta’s side are understood to want £17m (€20m) for the star and an obligation to redeem but Inter cannot commit to such a deal due to the financial strains Covid has placed on the club.

The subject of Bellerin’s deal is now becoming a ‘tug-of-war’ and Arsenal may be keen to keep the star amid a rocky period for the London club.

The Gunners had a disappointing 20/21 season and supporters have started to lose faith in manager Arteta after Arsenal lost 2-1 to Hibernian in a pre-season friendly.

Bellerin defended they back the gaffer recently, telling the High Performance Podcast : “The ethics and the way [we] work since Mikel has been the manager of the club have completely changed. These behaviours, our behaviours, have been rewarded by him.

“And these behaviours, our behaviours have been awarded by them. There’s more emphasis on that behaviour, so the way we run back or the way we create space for a player.

“Because you know you can move to receive the ball, you can move to get a player away or you can move into space, there’s so many ways you can move for and sometimes a goal is created not by the player that passes the ball or by the player that scores but by the player that actually created the space.

“And many people, like the fans in the stands or even the pundits sometimes, they won’t see that. But truly that’s what we’ve practised, that’s what the coach has asked, and by the player doing that we’re able to score.

“I think even sometimes for the players it’s hard to see, when other teams do it and stuff, but we know in our dressing room and in the way we play that we scored that goal thanks to that player.”

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