In 2020, the common belief is that the Catalan giants are prioritizing the signing of Sergino Dest in the future. Unfortunately for the American, a combination of injuries and a lack of consistency made Barcelona’s management back off on that.
According to El Nacional, Barcelona are willing to let him go for just €20m this summer.
The main club he is looking for is Chelsea in the winter window, and Joan Laporta appears to be inclined to accept this offer, but Dest is not ready to leave the club just yet.
Dest arrived at Barcelona in the summer of 2020 and showed a lot of performance, given his proficiency at right-back and his ability to also play as a left-back.
The American international scored a goal and provided five assists in the Spanish League since arriving, three of them this season
Barcelona feel they may not need him anymore, the Blaugrana are in their own pursuit of a different kind of player.
Despite Dest’s impressive stats this season, one can’t say he’s been brilliant most of the time.
He is young and probably needs more time, however, Barcelona feel this is the best opportunity to take advantage of him.
Chelsea want to get someone to help with their injury issues, and Dest is exactly that.
The American feels he should get a chance to play under Xavi first.
The Spanish coach only had Oscar Mingueza, Ronald Aruajo and Dani Alves as options for the job.
None of them represent a long-term solution, which the American feels they could be.