Manchester United eye La Liga star as Wan-Bissaka replacement

Manchester United are believed to be interested in the services of FC Barcelona’s Sergino Dest.

Manchester United currently have two senior right-backs on their books in the form of Diogo Dalot and Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

For a while it was Wan-Bissaka who dominated the right-back spot, with Dalot little more than a fringe star.

However, under Ralf Rangnick and now Erik ten Hag, it has become obvious that Dalot is the no.1 choice and Wan-Bissaka does not have much of a future at the club.

Now, Fabrizio Romano has provided an update on United’s right-back situation, linking the club with Dest whilst doing so:

“More recently, we’ve also seen some speculation involving Manchester United and the USA international, and my understanding is that they could be open to signing a new right-back at some point, but it will depend on Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s future,” Romano explained.

“At the moment Man United have not opened any talks for Dest. They are expecting offers for Wan-Bissaka – there had been contact with Crystal Palace but so far no official negotiations.”

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Dest’s Barcelona stint

Barcelona snapped up Sergino Dest in October of 2020 from Dutch powerhouse, Ajax. La Blaugrana are believed to have paid around €21m to bring the right-back to the Camp Nou, a decision that seemed like some solid business at the time with Dest appearing to be the latest in a long line of top stars to emerge from the Johan Cruijff Arena.

However, Dest’s stint in Catalonia has been far from plain sailing so far. Instead, the young full-back has seemingly been a victim of the current crisis Barca as a club are enduring.

And, under current manager Xavi Hernandez, Dest has struggled for minutes, though this is also in part due to injury and covid issues.

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