Héctor Bellerín is in Barcelona. After being announced as a new FC Barcelona player on Thursday, he headed straight to the airport on Friday to start getting ready for his new adventure.
"This is one of things that one hopes to be able to to do one day" said the full-back. "But for various reasons, it never happened. And this was a year when I least expected to end up here. I am very excited to be back home."
"A boy of 16 who left cannot be compared to one of 27 who is returning. I am very proud and grateful to everyone I have met in my years away. They made me the person I am today. A very different person is coming back, with very different ambitions. But I am as keen as ever and just as enthusiastic about playing football."
"I went through the same thing last year, waiting until the last day of the market. This summer, I expected to be at Arsenal this season, but things have ended very nicely ... Being able to play in la Liga last season or was important. Now I'm looking forward to meeting my new team-mates and starting to train as soon as possible. I have come here to compete, and for everything. I want to carry on doing my job, and to be able to do it here at Spotify Camp Nou is wonderful".