The price of one of the favorites for Barça if Alves leaves is really high
The possible departure of Dani Alves to Juventus set all alarms and FC Barcelona's sports management are exploring the possibility of incorporating a new right-back. Neither Douglas nor Aleix Vidal, the only pure players in that position, have demonstrated the level to be starters in this position and only Sergi Roberto has given a good performance there.
In this sense, one of the preferred players is Héctor Bellerín, currently at Arsenal, trained in La Masia. The side of 21 years old has done a spectacular season in the Premier and meets all the requirements: fast, good technical skills, the ability to defend and lots of projection. The perfect ingredients for a player who also knows very well FC Barcelona.
However, the main impediment to incorporate Bellerín is the €40 million he would cost. As reported by the newspaper Sport, this is the price asked by Arsenal to start negotiating the transfer of the right-back. Other European clubs have come to offer up to €25 million for the player but the club did not want to hear any of these proposals. Wenger has always shown that he negotiates well and won't let one of the most promising players in the current scene escape easily.
Meanwhile, FC Barcelona have already contacted the player, but they are conscious they cannot get to these quantities. Alves would leave for free and the club's plans are to spend most of the budget in transfers with a center-back and a fourth striker. We'll have to see if any important player leaves and this extends the possibilities for negotiating for Bellerín.