Manchester United considering move for Barcelona right-back Sergino Dest, who played under Erik ten Hag at Ajax

Manchester United are considering a move for Barcelona right-back Sergino Dest, talkSPORT understands.

Dest, who played under Erik ten Hag at Ajax, is valued at around £17million.

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Dest started his career at Ajax but has been a Barcelona player since October 2020

It’s been a chaotic summer and start to the season at Old Trafford – the Red Devils are currently bottom of the Premier League with two defeats in as many matches.

Although Man United have recruited Lisandro Martinez, Tyrell Malacia and Christian Eriksen this summer there is a feeling the club needs to make many more signings.

talkSPORT understands senior pros including Cristiano Ronaldo have demanded Man United’s board give manager Erik ten Hag more backing in the transfer market.

And it appears their wishes are being granted with Man United on the verge of signing Atletico Madrid forward Matheus Cunha in a £42 million deal.

And now they could sign Dest, who has 17 caps for the USA national team to his name.

The 21-year-old was born in the Netherlands and began his career with Ajax.


Dest has made 38 appearances for Ajax under Ten Hag

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Dest has made 38 appearances for Ajax under Ten Hag

He broke into their first team in the 2019/20 season, meaning he’s worked with Ten Hag before.

However, Dest left the Eredivisie side to join Barca in October 2020. Dest has made 72 appearances for the LaLiga giants.

Man United have been heavily linked with Dest’s Barca teammate Frenkie de Jong but hopes of the Dutch midfielder joining Old Trafford appear to be fading with Chelsea the more likely to sign him.

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