Barcelona, USMNT defender Sergino Dest open to Man United switch

United States worldwide Sergino Dest is open to a transfer to Manchester United however any transfer away from Barcelona earlier than Thursday’s switch deadline depends on a number of components, sources have instructed ESPN.

Dest, 21, has not been named within the squad for any of Barca’s three LaLiga video games thus far this season, with ESPN reporting that coach Xavi Hernandez has suggested him to search for a brand new membership.

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The previous Ajax defender was initially reluctant to depart Camp Nou, however sources have confirmed he could be tempted by United ought to the Premier League facet take their curiosity additional this week.

United coach Erik ten Hag labored with Dest at Ajax and want to carry him to Previous Trafford, though any switch depends on Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s future.

Wan-Bissaka, 24, has drawn inquiries from his former facet Crystal Palace and West Ham United this summer season however for now he stays a part of Ten Hag’s squad, the place he’s the backup to Diogo Dalot.

A swap deal was mooted to Barcelona by way of intermediaries, with Dest going a method and Wan-Bissaka the opposite, however the Catalan membership weren’t eager.

United would additionally should match Barca’s price ticket for Dest, which is across the €20m they paid to signal him from Ajax in 2020.

Nonetheless, given Barca’s want to maneuver Dest on, sources counsel they might be prepared to barter on the charge — a mortgage with an choice to make the deal everlasting could even be thought of.

Barca, in the meantime, are scouring the marketplace for a brand new right-back. Their curiosity in Villarreal’s Juan Foyth has cooled after the Argentine was dominated out for round two months with a knee harm, whereas Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin stays an alternative choice.

Dest has additionally acquired curiosity from Villarreal this week following Foyth’s harm. He’s not eager on becoming a member of the LaLiga facet at this second in time, although.

Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich have sounded out his state of affairs previously, too, however each have already signed right-backs already this summer season.

United introduced earlier on Tuesday that they’ve agreed a charge to signal winger Antony from Ajax.

The Brazilian will turn out to be Ten Hag’s fifth signing of the summer season after Tyrell Malacia, Christian Eriksen, Lisandro Martinez and Casemiro, with Newcastle United goalkeeper Martin Dubravka anticipated to observe within the coming days.

Data from ESPN correspondent Rob Dawson was used on this report.