Ray Parlour tells Arsenal Hector Bellerin is worth more to them than £50million

Ray Parlour claims Arsenal star is worth more than £50million
Arsenal are said to value Hector Bellerin at £50million (Picture: Getty)

Arsenal legend Ray Parlour has urged his old club to resist the temptation to cash in on Hector Bellerin this summer.

The Spain international signed a new long-term deal in October 2016 but was said to be considering a return to Barcelona last summer.

Juventus are reportedly in the running to sign the 22-year-old at the end of the season with Arsenal ready to consider offers in the region of £50million to help fund their own summer transfer plans.

Bellerin has endured a difficult season and been the subject of criticism from a section of his own fans, but Parlour believes Arsenal would be better off retaining the right-back’s services and building a new side around him.

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He told talkSPORT: ;I’d be amazed if Arsenal sold Bellerin.

‘He’s still a young player, he’s still learning and he wants to learn.

‘I still think defensively he has to get better, but he can get better.

Ray Parlour claims Arsenal star is worth more than £50million
Hector Bellerin has been criticised by his own fans this season (Picture: Getty)

‘He’s not had the greatest of seasons and I think he’d be the first to admit that, but I do rate him a lot.

‘I wouldn’t take £50million for him, because you’ve still got to replace him in the team.

‘Full-backs these days are so hard to find, because they’ve got to be able to play like wingers.

‘You’ve got to be able to get up the pitch and produce good quality. He’s got great pace, so I wouldn’t be selling him, no.’

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