Barcelona’s Sergino Dest makes future decision amid Chelsea interest

An insight into Sergino Dest’s stance on leaving Barcelona has been provided in Spain.

Sergino Dest’s Barcelona stint

FC Barcelona would snap 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 new manager Xavi Hernandez, Dest has struggled for minutes, though this is also in part due to injury and covid issues.

Dest eyeing Barcelona stay?

However, recent reports seemed to indicate that Barcelona were looking to sell the American for a fairly small fee, believed to be just €15m:

Aviso para navegantes: si al Barça le llega una oferta a partir de 15 millones por Dest lo envuelven en un lacito…

— Javi Miguel Club (@fansjavimiguel) December 23, 2021

Now, a fresh update on the situation has been provided by Spanish outlet Sport.

Said report claims that both Premier League powerhouse Chelsea and German champions, Bayern Munich, are showing an interest in Dest.

However, despite transfer interest, Dest remains convinced he can succeed at Barcelona and does not contemplate leaving:

Sergiño Dest remains convinced of succeeding at Barça and does not contemplate leaving. The American is focused on overcoming the covid and leaving behind the low back pain that has conditioned his performance this season.

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