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Report: Barcelona ready to make offer for Arsenal full-back as Dani Alves replacement

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Barcelona is likely to lose one of its legends this summer, so the replacement has to be a good one.

And according to a report from Mundo Deportivo, the Catalan giants have shortlisted Arsenal full-back Hector Bellerín to replace Dani Alves, who is all but set to join Juventus on a free transfer in the upcoming transfer window. Barça are prepared to offer as much as €30 million for the 21-year-old.

Bellerín is certainly one of the best full-backs in the Premier League, and was rightfully named in the PFA Team of the Year this season. Always known for his pace and offensive abilities, the Spaniard took a step further in his development and became a solid defender for his position. He's a long way from being a world-class player, but he has undoubted potential to become one.

Coming to Barça wouldn't be something new for the youngster, who actually came through La Masia, Barça's youth academy. He was sold long before having any chances of being promoted to the first team, but scouts from the Catalan giants continued to watch him grow as a footballer. If the announcement is made regarding Dani Alves' departure, prepare for a strong pursuit of Bellerín.

Are you on board with a potential Bellerín signing, Blaugranes?

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