Serginho Dest will almost certainly not be part of Barcelona this season. It is expected that in the next hours, until the end of the transfer window, the 21-year-old full-back will move to Manchester United on loan.
The Catalans had several offers for the young back, but he chose the “red devils” himself. Xavi Hernandez won’t rely on him this season, which is why the American is looking for game time elsewhere.
According to Catalan newspaper Sport, United will not pay a fee for Dest’s loan and will not cover his salary in full. At Barca, however, he has been so hamstrung financially that even a release from most of his salary would help the club.
If United and Barca agree a deal for Dest, he will be the third defender signed this summer after Lisandro Martinez and Tyrell Malacia. Thus, Eric ten Haag will have renewed almost his entire defensive four, in which the only one who has kept his place for now is the world champion Raphael Varane.
Dest’s arrival at “Old Trafford” means an absolute end to Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s hopes of returning to the starting line-up. Since the beginning of the season, AUBG has been Diogo Dalot’s reserve, and with the presence of Dest, he will certainly have to look for a new team.
The information is that West Ham and Crystal Palace are interested in the right back, but it is not clear whether any of the two teams will be able to reach an agreement with United for Wan-Bissaka, writes webcafe.bg.
In the summer of 2019, United paid Palace €55m for him, making them one of the most expensive defenders in the world, but just three years later the English defender has become redundant at Old Trafford.