Barcelona are reportedly willing to sell right-back Sergino Dest, amid interest from Manchester United and Chelsea.
Barcelona would be open for right-back sale Sergino Destamid the interest of people like Manchester United and chelsea.
Last month, the 21-year-old USA international ruled out the prospect of leaving Camp Nou this summer, telling Objective“I’m not thinking about transfers at the moment. I’m happy at this club, so I’ll definitely stay here.”
However, speculation over the defender’s future continues to swirl with around three and a half weeks of the transfer window remaining.
According Sports DiarioDest hasn’t convinced Barca head coach yet xavier since his appointment in November last year, and the Catalan giants are ready to listen to offers for the right-back.
The report adds that Xavi intends to sell Dest this summer and use the funds generated to sign a first-choice right-back to compete with. Serge Roberto.
Since joining Barca from Ajax in the summer of 2020, Dest has made 72 appearances in all competitions, although injuries have prevented him from playing on more occasions in his two first seasons at the club.
The American, who has three years left on his contract at Camp Nou, has reportedly attracted interest from Premier League duo Man United and Chelsea, who are both on the hunt for defensive reinforcements.
The DailyMirror claims United boss Erik ten Hag is an admirer of Dest, who previously worked with the Dutchman during his time at Ajax.
The Red Devils could potentially swoop for the youngster if they agree to part ways with Aaron Wan-Bissakawhich has been linked to a return to crystal palace.
Diogo Dalot is currently Ten Hag’s first-choice right-back, with the Portugal international starting in United’s 2-1 home loss to Brighton & Hove Albion in the opening weekend of the new Premier League season .
Chelsea, meanwhile, had been linked with a potential move for Dest earlier this summer at a time when the captain’s future Cesar Azpilicueta was doubtful amid interest from Barcelona.
However, it was confirmed last week that the 32-year-old had put pen to paper on a new two-year contract to remain tied to Stamford Bridge until the summer of 2024, ending Xavi’s hopes of attract the Spaniard to Camp Nou.
Barca are finalizing a deal for Azpilicueta’s Chelsea teammate Marcos Alonsowith a report claiming the 31-year-old left-back will be announced as a new signing before the end of the week.
Xavi has made a total of five signings so far this summer, adding Andreas Christensen, Frank Kessie, Raphinha, Robert Lewandowski and Jules Kounde within its ranks, but the Catalan club are still unable to register their new La Liga signings due to well-documented financial issues.