Barcelona’s poor form so far in 2021-22 will reportedly prompt the La Liga powerhouse to make some additions to their squad during the January transfer window. However, in order to have money to spend on transfers, the Spanish club will have to offload some players and one of them might be USMNT’s star right back Sergino Dest.
According to ESPN, Barcelona will listen to offers for Dest in January and are prepared to let the 21-year-old leave if they receive a proper offer. The sources close to the situation say that the U.S. international is valued at Camp Nou but that the club also views him as one of the players whom they could move the fastest.
If Dest actually becomes available, expect several high-profile clubs to be in play for his signature. The first that comes to mind is Bayern Munich, who already had its sights on the American previously. The Bundesliga giants tried to acquire Dest while he was with Ajax a few years ago, and even made a move for the player this summer but saw their loan offer rejected by Barca.
Sergino Dest emerged as a mainstay for Barcelona on the right side since arriving in 2020. He played 57 games in all competitions while scoring three goals and providing four assists and helping Barca win Copa del Rey last season.
Barca would like to move on from several other players, but that is proving to be quite a challenge. The likes of Philippe Coutinho and Samuel Umtiti have been on the transfer list for a while now but the offers are lacking due to their high salaries.
The Catalan club is currently seventh in La Liga and finds itself 16 points behind leaders and their bitter rivals Real Madrid.