Sergino Dest ‘rejects approaches from Arsenal, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund’ as Barcelona fullback ‘wants to fight for his spot’ alongside Ronald Koeman
- Sergino Dest had an impressive first year at Barcelona after Ajax arrived
- A number of top European clubs would be interested in his signature
- However, the American fullback is determined to stick with the LaLiga giants
Sergino Dest has reportedly rejected approaches from three of Europe’s biggest sides as he tries to fight for his place at Barcelona.
The American full-back played 41 games in all competitions in his first season at Nou Camp, having moved from Ajax for £23 million last October.
However, Barcelona are in a position to cut their wage bill to ensure they can register their new signings and secure a new contract for Lionel Messi.
Sergino Dest keen to stay at Barcelona despite interest in his signature
ESPN have reported that Arsenal, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund have approached the 20-year-old.
However, Dest is said to have rejected the three clubs, as well as Monaco, because he is determined to stay at the Nou Camp.
Arsenal are reportedly looking for a right-back with Hector Bellerin’s future at the club uncertain.
Bellerin is understood to be eager to find a new challenge after spending the past ten years at Arsenal, although The Gunners have had no offers for the 26-year-old.
Dest scored three goals in 41 appearances in an impressive first season for the club
Arsenal are keen to sign a right-back with Hector Bellerin, given his future at the club
Cedric Soares could start next season as first-choice right-back.
However, Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman is keen to keep Dest, who has no intention of leaving.
It is said that Barcelona believes in his potential to establish himself as the club’s number one right-back moving forward, while also offering Jordi Alba as a left-back backup.
Barcelona also have Emerson Royal, Sergi Roberto and Oscar Mingueza who could play in Dest’s position.