Sergiño Dest garners more European interest, sources

Ajax' Sergiño Dest (R), in a duel with Getafe's Marc Cucurella (L) / EFE
Ajax’ Sergiño Dest (R), in a duel with Getafe’s Marc Cucurella (L) / EFE

Sergiño Dest has had Barcelona’s interest, as Blaugranagram reported Friday. The American full-back continues to attract interest from Europe’s top clubs.

Barcelona are counting on a very unusual transfer market when the summer begins. The coronavirus pandemic has severely affected the financial situation of many clubs, meaning player exchange deals are likely to dominate the market.

As part of that, Barcelona and Juventus have been in talks for a while, looking to find a formula that will benefit both sides equally. Nélson Semedo’s name has appeared on the table, as have the names of Miralem Pjanic and Mattia De Sciglio, who reportedly could be on their way to the Camp Nou soon.

Semedo’s departure would mean another right-back could be acquired, and with Quique Setién looking to convert Sergi Roberto back into a midfielder, Barcelona could look towards Ajax’ Sergiño Dest.

As exclusively reported by Blaugranagram last Friday, Barcelona had not shown particular interest in the player to Ajax themselves. However, his representative admitted that the Catalans had enquired about the American-born full-back in the past, despite not showing ‘genuine interest’ at this moment in time.

Now, another club is in the mix, namely from Germany.

Sources from Ajax confirm to Blaugranagram that Bayern Munich are keen on signing the defender, and have contacted the Dutch club regarding a deal for the Netherlands-born full-back. Dortmund, Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona have all asked about his situation in the past, but are not showing the Dutch club interest in signing him for the time being, as opposed to Bayern Munich.

From Ajax’ perspective, the club only want money for the player, and would not be looking to involve him in a player exchange deal, according to the Catalan news outlet, RAC1. The price tag set on him, according to multiple reports from Spain, is around 20 million euros.

The defender, who had his talent asserted as he won Ajax’ Talent of the Year award last Friday, is contracted with the side from the Dutch capital until 2022.