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Barcelona: Bellerin plans to extend Camp Nou stay after ‘dream’ transfer

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The former Arsenal defender joined the Catalans on a year-long contract.

Hector Bellerin has revealed his intention to renew his stay at Barcelona beyond the current campaign.

The Spaniard returned to Arsenal after a highly successful loan spell at Real Betis last summer. However, a late transfer saw him join Barcelona as a free agent just before the season started.

The former La Masia product is under a year-long contract at Camp Nou. However, he is keen to earn a new deal once the season is over.

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“For me it was very important. When you grew up at La Masia, it is your greatest dream. I had had opportunities in the past but, for one thing or another, I had not arrived,” Bellerin told Radio Catalunya (via 90min).

“At the moment, I have a one-year contract. I would like to renew, but it depends on both parties.”

Bellerin has fulfilled a backup role on the right-hand side of Barcelona’s defence. The 27-year-old has made three starts under Xavi Hernandez, including a much-criticized performance against Bayern Munich in the Champions League. 

Following their 4-2 win against Viktoria Plzen on Tuesday, the Catalans prepare to host Almeria this weekend. Bellerin and co will then meet Osasuna in their last pre-World Cup game three days later.