Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez has revealed that Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin is interested in returning to Camp Nou this summer.
The 22-year-old, who only signed a new six-year contract with the Gunners in November, has been strongly linked with a move to former club Barcelona over the last couple of weeks.
Suarez, however, has revealed that his Spain Under-21 teammate, who came through the famous La Masia youth system before leaving for Arsenal in 2011, "wants to join Barca".
"I have spoken to Bellerin but it is not an easy situation because Arsenal trusted in him since he was a boy," Suarez told TV3. "It is his decision, and Arsenal's decision. I really don't know what is going to happen but I wish he can come.
"Both Sergi Roberto and Aleix Vidal have had amazing seasons in that role but if, finally, Bellerin is coming he would challenge with them to be picked in the starting line-up, but Bellerin and Roberto can play in other roles; it is not easy replacing the best right-back ever.
"I have spoken to [Bellerin] and from one side he wants to join Barca, but from the other he feels very attached to Arsenal. It is a hard situation and I am nobody to be speaking about this, but I wish he can come."
Bellerin and Suarez are currently on international duty with Spain's Under-21s ahead of Euro 2017.