Dest chose to stay at Barcelona despite interest from Manchester United and Chelsea.
[골닷컴] Reporter Choi Dae-hoon = FC Barcelona defender Sergiño Dest has chosen to stay despite interest from Manchester United and Chelsea in the Spanish La Liga.
On the 29th (local time), British media ‘The Sun’ reported that “Dest has announced that he will remain in Barcelona despite interest from Manchester United and Chelsea.”
Barcelona have signed several new players through the summer transfer window, including Robert Lewandowski, Hapinha, Jules Kunde and Andreas Christensen. Barcelona, who are not financially comfortable, tried to sell their existing players to register their squad and pay their weekly wages, but Dest was also one of the players on the ‘release list.
However, ‘The Sun’ quoted a report from Fabrizio Romano, who is strong in the transfer market, saying that Dest is expected to remain in Barcelona and compete for the first time.
Manchester United and Chelsea, who were keeping an eye on Dest’s path, were hurt by his announcement to stay. Manchester United’s new manager, Erik Ten Haach, was interested in signing him as he dealt with death as AFC Ajax manager, while Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel was in talks to replace Cesar Aspilicueta with Barcelona. recruitment was required.
Ten Haach, who is in the process of rebuilding Manchester United, has strengthened the left side by signing Tyrell Malasia, and now wants to reinforce the right side. Manchester United’s existing resource, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, doesn’t fit in with Ten Haach’s system, and Diogo Dalot has appeared in all four pre-season games and has a chance, but he can’t play every game next season. Candidates are needed.
Chelsea’s situation is a little different from United’s, but the fact that they need to strengthen their defenders is the same. Most of the players who were in charge of defense last season have left the team or are preparing to leave. As such, it can be seen that reinforcement of the defenders is more urgent than United, but it was all in vain with Dest’s declaration to remain.
Dest, who joined Barcelona ahead of the 2020-21 season, showed off his skills to the fullest by playing 44 games since his debut season. However, his position gradually disappeared when Barcelona signed Dani Alves in the 2021-22 season.
DEST was not able to properly digest the season due to frequent injuries, and public opinion was formed that he would transfer to another team in the summer. Manchester United and Chelsea have approached Dest, but he is likely to choose to stay and continue his rivalry at Barcelona.
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