Real Betis’ potential move for Arsenal full-back Hector Bellerín is only likely to be resolved towards the end of the window.
That’s what ABC Sevilla report today, explaining that a deal for Bellerín is ‘very complex’ for the Spanish side at this moment in time.
Betis are keen to improve at right-back after losing Emerson Royal to Barcelona and are close to finalising a deal for Youssouf Sabaly.
His arrival will help to fill the gap left by the Brazilian, but the club’s plans for the position and particularly Bellerín, will not change.
They remain keen on the Arsenal man, but Betis have made it clear that the operation is difficult because of the ‘economic demands’ Arsenal have made and the Spaniard’s ‘very high salary’.
Despite his agent visiting Helopolis last week, the plan is to ‘publicly cool down’ their interest and ‘wait patiently’ until the end of the transfer window.
The feeling is that the situation could be more ‘favourable’ in the final stretch of the summer, and if there is no interference from other clubs, they could get their man.
Who those other clubs are isn’t mentioned, but it is made clear there are other suitors who are ‘already interested’.
It will also rest on Bellerín, who would have to ‘make his pressure bear the expected fruit’ so he can ‘fulfill his intention’ to wear the green and white of Betis.
Again, this is a little vague, but it seems that Betis want Bellerín to put pressure on Arsenal to reduce their demands and make a move happen.