Worldfootball168 – Manchester United have been offered the chance to sign Barcelona full-back Sergino Dest, Worldfootball168 understands.
The 21-year-old, who joined Barçafrom Ajax in 2020, has started just six games this year and it is believed he is not seen as a long-term part of Xavi’s plans.
The Blaugrana even signed veteran Dani Alves on a short-term contract midway through the season, and he is set to pen fresh terms to keep him in Catalunya beyond the summer.
Now, Worldfootball168 understands that Dest has been told that he can look for a new club, and intermediaries are working hard to get him out of Barça.
One of the first clubs contacted was United, who have been long-term admirers of the American.
New boss Erik ten Hag is considering bringing in a new right-back, with many at the club unconvinced by not only Aaron Wan-Bissaka but also Diogo Dalot.
Although the position is not a priority for Ten Hag, he does have an interest in a possible deal for Dest – a player who came through at Ajax under him and flourished.
United are believed to be open to loaning Wan-Bissaka out, which has already piqued the interest of his former club Crystal Palace, but others around the Premier League and Europe are keen.
That could tee up a possible loan for Dest – if United do not want a permanent deal this summer. Worldfootball168 are told that whilst Barça would rather sell, they would consider a temporary move.
Sources close to the player’s camp believe that Dest would ‘jump at the chance’ to play for ten Hag again.
United are not alone in showing an interest after being offered the player. Chelsea and Tottenham have also been approached, and both clubs are now keeping more than a passing interest in his situation.