Mon. Aug 8th, 2022

One of the surprise names on Barcelona lay off list undoubtedly is Sergino Dest.

The USA international was captured as a youngster to be developed at Camp Nou, but his speed of development has been so slow.

Last season he lost his place to veteran Dani Alves for much of the campaign from January onwards.

Barcelona are ready to bring in Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta and if the deal sails through, they’ll be happy to let Dest go.

Sport reported that Barcelona have told Dest that he was part of the squad for this season, but that the situation could change if a good offer arrives. The Blaugrana will listen to offers this week and their desired price is €20m.

Xavi Hernandez sees Dest as dispensable if Azpilicueta arrives, the boss will rely on Sergi Roberto as his back-up right-back.

Xavi Hernandez had an impact on Dest’s performance towards the end of last season, but sees him as dispensable and if Azpilicueta arrives, will rely on Sergi Roberto as his back-up right-back.

However as with several of their desired departures, they may find Dest’s approval of their plan lacking. With an exciting project developing at Camp Nou, Dest wants to fight for his place.

Dest arrived for a fee of €21m in 2020 and letting him go for a lower price would be somewhat admitting defeat. Such is the situation at Barcelona and the desire for income, they are being forced into making losses on players.

By Nwosu Chizoba David

Nwosu Chizoba David is an entertainment and football lover, promoter, analyst and writer. He aspires to make a name in the media company. He is the CEO of Soccercruz (News site, Podcast, Radio and Television). email: zobanwosu88@gmail.com, phone number: +2348063046744.

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