PSV Wants to Keep USMNT’s Sergino Dest on a Permanent Deal Despite Knee Injury

Sergino Dest with USMNT in 2019
Sergino Dest with USMNT in 2019. Photo by Richard Ulreich/CSM/Shutterstock (10406921r)

United States men’s national team back Sergino Dest suffered a knee injury earlier in April, which will rule him out for an extended period of time. However, it appears this doesn’t affect his chances of joining Dutch side PSV Eindhoven on a permanent basis.

During a chat with reporters on Wednesday, PSV’s head coach Peter Bosz said that both he and the club want Dest, who is currently there on loan from Barcelona, to stay past this summer.

“I would very much like to have him there. It clicked in the way we played. It clicked as a person. It clicked with the player group, “said Bosz. “He also just played well actually all season. Then you want to keep him. The same goes for the club, actually. I think they would also like to keep him there.”

After an underwhelming loan stint with AC Milan last season, Barca sent Sergino Dest to PSV on a loan deal that had an option of making the deal permanent after the end of the 2023-24 campaign. Dest rediscovered his form in the Netherlands, making 37 appearances and scoring two goals alongside seven assists. His good performances helped PSV emerge at the top of the Eredivisie standings and made them favorites to win the league title.

Dest’s season unfortunately ended this past weekend when he suffered an ACL tear. The injury is expected to keep him sidelined for nine months.

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