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Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin reveals the first thing he bought after signing professional contract; Bellerin says that he refused to go and buy a flashy car immediately as he knew he could not let the cash get to his head.

Byline: Aaron Flanagan

Hector Bellerin has revealed that he bought a WASH BAG immediately after signing his first professional contract - and refused a flashy car.

TheArsenaldefender came through the academy at Barcelona before switching to the Gunners in 2011.

Bellerin was handed a professional deal at the Emirates but has admitted that he refused to get carried away with the new found wealth which came with the contract.

Instead of treating himself to a new motor, he decided to purchase a wash bag, simply to help him fit in with his team-mates.

"As footballers we'd get paid on the 28th of every month," Bellerin toldWealthsimple.

"And in football, we have this thing that we all carry to training -- our wash bag -- and all the players come in with Gucci or Louis Vuitton.

"And so, with your first big pay cheque, that's what everyone would go and buy. By the first of the month, every young player had a new wash bag.

"I'm not gonna say that my family had nothing, but we really, really struggled at times when I was young, and that made me appreciate and value money.

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"So it was exciting to have money, but at the same time, in the back of my head I knew that I couldn't be silly, because it's so hard for the money to come in but it flies out so easily.

"I didn't run out and buy a sports car or anything. I was happy with my wash bags."

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Bellerin arrives at a game last season with his wash bag in hand

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Bellerin did not go out and buy a flash car

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Bellerin at London Fasion Week earlier this year

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Publication:Daily Mirror (London, England)
Date:Jun 15, 2018
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