Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin used an agency to find a new club this summer, with the defender joining Real Betis.
According to the Athletic, the Spanish international enlisted the help of Analytics FC to determine which club would be best suited for the right-back.
Bellerin was eager to depart Arsenal this summer for a new challenge, and the fullback eventually joined La Liga side Betis on a season-long loan move.
As per the report, Bellerin is one of the few players to turn to analytics to determine which club would be best for him. Memphis Depay took a similar approach when leaving Manchester United.
Indeed, the Dutch international settled on Olympique Lyonnais. With Depay flourishing into one of Europe’s best strikers and now an FC Barcelona player.
Whilst Bellerin might not reach similar heights, it is still interesting that the defender took to an external source to sign for a new club, with Betis now the defender’s new home.
And on social media, Arsenal fans were surprised that the £100,000-a-week defender was aided by an agency to find a new club.
Here’s what some Arsenal fans had to say about how Bellerin decided on signing for Betis on Twitter…
Players scout clubs now! Never saw this coming— ALEX INGLIS (@alexinglis17797) September 13, 2021
Worth leaving to wear that kit alone. Belter— Peter Muggeridge (@Mugger1dge) September 13, 2021
clever— Namatai Kwashira🤟 (@KwashiraNamatai) September 13, 2021
Hopefully it works out just like depay 🙏— titivavavoom (@goonerTh1412) September 13, 2021
A team that doesn’t win many throw ins 🙂— Matthew Powell (@MpowellMatthew) September 13, 2021
He gat his reasons. Hector bellerin Goodluck out there💯❣️🥰— Olamide (@daveolax) September 13, 2021