Hector Bellerin responds to praise from Brazilian legend Cafu

Arsenal's Hector Bellerin and Petr Cech applaud fans after the game

Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin has thanked Brazilian legend Cafu for his kind words.

Arsenal's Hector Bellerin and West Brom's James McClean in action

Since making his Premier League debut for Arsenal during the 2014-15 season, Hector Bellerin has enjoyed a meteoric rise and the Spaniard is now considered by many as one of the best young full-backs in the game today.

Given his wonderful exploits over the last year-and-a-half or so, it is unsurprising that a host of top clubs are keen on securing his services, and the likes of Barcelona (Daily Mail) and Manchester City (Daily Mirror) were credited with an interest in the 21-year-old this summer.

Norwich's Robbie Brady in action with Arsenal's Hector Bellerin

However, Bellerin has decided to stay put at Arsenal for the foreseeable future and many associated with the Gunners feel that the youngster could well become the best right-back in the world in the next few years.

Recently, legendary Brazilian full-back Cafu also went on to praise Bellerin’s quality as a player and even claimed that he sees a little bit of himself in the Arsenal youngster.

In a Q&A session conducted on Twitter by Arsenal, Cafu stated,

Cafu’s comments have not gone unnoticed by Bellerin and the Spanish international has thanked the AC Milan legend for his praise.

At such a young age, Bellerin has already managed to establish himself as one of the best in the game and it is frightening to think what the Arsenal man will be able to achieve when he enters his peak years.

Brazil legend Cafu

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