Report: Bayern Munich consider Arsenal's Hector Bellerin as possible Lahm replacement

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Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin has been linked with Bayern Munich.

According to Sport1, Bayern Munich are interested in Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin.

The German channel state how the Bundesliga champions are considering long-term replacements for fullback Philipp Lahm and Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin is one of those in contention.

The Spain international right-back joined the Gunners from Barcelona as a youngster, following in the path of former Arsenal captain and Emirates crowd favourite Cesc Fabregas.

Bellerin had a stint on loan at Watford in the Championship before making in-roads in the Arsenal first-team squad, and an injury to Mathieu Debuchy presented him with an opportunity which he didn’t let up.

The attacking right-back is now regarded as one of the best fullbacks in the Premier League, with his incredible pace over 40 yards giving the North London club an attacking outlet on the overlap.

The Gunners will want to keep Bellerin at the club in the long-term, but like any top player at the Emirates, the club’s lack of trophy success makes them vulnerable to Europe’s elite eyeing their prized assets.

A return to Barcelona as Dani Alves’ replacement has long been suggested, and now German outlet Sport1 report that Bayern Munich see Bellerin as an ideal candidate to fill in for Philipp Lahm.

The German World Cup winner turns 33 later this year and is now entering the twilight of his career.

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