Barcelona defender Sergino Dest is said to be interested in a transfer to Manchester City, with the United States Men’s National Team player open to the idea of playing at the Etihad Stadium.
Barcelona right-back Sergino Dest is expected to be sold by the Catalan giants in January, according to a report from El Nacional. Manchester City has emerged as the frontrunner to complete the signing of Dest, according to the same source. The player is quite a young talent and could be one for the long-term future.
Dest joined Barcelona from Ajax in the summer of last year in a transaction estimated to be worth about €25m. The relocation, on the other hand, has not turned out as well as anticipated. For the first time in his eighteen-month stay at Camp Nou, the 21-year-old has failed to persuade anybody of his ability.
Even though he was a regular under previous manager Ronald Koeman, he never really made an impact. And, under his new manager, Xavi Hernandez, things have grown even more difficult for him. Dest’s playing time has been reduced under the new management, and after a dismal performance in the team’s 3-0 loss to Bayern Munich earlier this month, the club decided to break company with him.
Barcelona intends to generate the money that they spent on him if not more with the deal going through
Barcelona intends to recuperate the €25m that they spent to sign the United States men’s national team international via the sale of the player. Bayern Munich is reportedly interested in signing him, while AS Roma is also interested in acquiring his services. The right-back, Dest is also being pursued by Manchester City, who are among the teams interested in signing him.
Due to the fact that Benjamin Mendy has no future at the club and Oleksandr Zinchenko has been linked with a move away in January, the Cityzens are on the lookout for full-back reinforcements. Because of this, Pep Guardiola is reported to have chosen to keep Joao Cancelo as his left-back permanently and is now searching for reinforcements at right-back to give insurance for Kyle Walker, who is currently out injured.
Dest will like to join a club where he could win regular trophies, with the Catalan giants not looking great with regards to their future plans
The player Dest has surfaced as a potential target in this regard, with Manchester City in a position to match Barcelona’s value of the player. Aside from that, it is thought that the 21-year-old is interested in joining the Premier League champions since he would be joining a top club where he would be competing for and winning titles regularly under Pep Guardiola, who is considered to be one of the best coaches in the world.
It has moved the citizens to the front of the line in position for the signing of the former Ajax player. It remains to be seen if they would make a bid for the former Ajax star in January or whether they will wait until the summer to make a move.