According to Jason Burt of The Telegraph, Manchester United are back in the market for a right-back despite initial reports that their transfer business had ended. One of the names mentioned is Barcelona’s Sergino Dest, with the Catalan giants ready to allow the out-of-favour defender to leave, with him being made available for loan.
This is corroborated by a report from Samuel Luckhurst on Wednesday morning claiming that United have already held exploratory talks with Barcelona over the potential deal.
Manchester United Intensify Talks to Sign Sergino Dest
EXC: Manchester United are again exploring signing a right-back having been told Sergino Dest and Thomas Meunier are both now available on loan. They had thought their business was finished with Antony and Martin Dubravka but there could be a late deal. More on @TeleFootball
— Jason Burt (@JBurtTelegraph) August 30, 2022
Another Reunion on the Cards For Erik ten Hag
Barcelona are ready to let Dest go on loan with an asking price set of £17.19 million for a permanent move. The defender, who was described last year as “insane”, has fallen down the Camp Nou pecking order, having missed all of the team’s La Liga games this season. Manchester United are increasingly ready to explore the situation and an offer is set to come soon, according to Gerard Romero.
According to Samuel Marsden and Moises Llorens of ESPN, the player was initially reluctant to move away from the club and even rejected initial approaches from United. Despite the initial reluctance of the player, he is now seemingly tempted to move to Old Trafford. Any deal for Dest would be dependent on the future of Aaron Wan-Bissaka, as reported by Marsden and Llorens.
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The Red Devils’ manager Erik ten Hag has already recruited ex-players with the signing of Lisandro Martinez, and the club have also agreed a deal for Ajax attacker Antony, and are now being linked with signing full-back Dest.
The Old Trafford faithful are becoming increasingly impatient with the club’s lack of success in recent years. Ten Hag has seemingly gone for reunions with players he knows, who would immediately slot into his style of play.
🚨🎖| Barça want to loan out Sergiño Dest to Man Utd with an obligation to buy. Dest had initially rejected Utd’s interest, but is now weighing up an offer from the club. The transfer depends mainly on Wan Bissaka’s exit. [@hirstclass] #fcblive 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/v1v1TnjmEk
— BarçaTimes (@BarcaTimes) August 30, 2022
What this Deal Means for Aaron Wan-Bissaka
Currently on a salary of £97,000 per week, the American international could cast more doubt on the future of Wan-Bissaka if he were to join. The English right-back is already a second option for United, and with Dest now being linked, questions could be asked regarding the defender’s future.
Crystal Palace are currently seeking to recruit the player, and this deal would seemingly be the perfect opportunity for him to rejuvenate his career back at Selhurst Park.