Barcelona agree full loan deal with AC Milan for 21-year-old defender
With the transfer market about to close, Barcelona have accelerated the process of selling some of their unwanted players, as part of their plans to cut their squad by the end of the month.
Sergino Dest has been identified as one of the players deemed undesirable by Xavi Hernandez, who is unhappy with the defender’s lack of progress at Camp Nou.
For most of the summer, however, Barcelona struggled to find suitors for the United States international. But that has changed in these final days of the transfer market, with Dest now becoming a top target for several clubs, including AC Milan.
In fact, Dest may soon be closing in on a move to the San Siro, if reports from fabrice romano are to be believed. The clubs have already reached a full agreement and the personal terms with Dest are being discussed.
The reliable transfer expert reports that AC Milan are in advanced talks to sign the right-back from Barcelona on a loan deal. The Rossoneri have emerged as a late suitor for the defensive ace, who looks set to seal a Camp Nou departure in a bid to revive his career.
AC Milan could prove to be an ideal destination as the club have proven to be extremely successful under Stefano Pioli. Amid mixed feelings over Alessandro Florenzi and Davide Calabria, the Italian giants could also consider adding a new right-back by the end of the month.
Dest, to that end, fits the bill perfectly. The Barcelona star adds pace and dynamism down the flanks which could go a long way to bolster Milan’s attacking game, especially with Theo Hernandez providing his usual serves on the opposite flank.
As far as Barcelona are concerned, Dest’s exit could open up the opportunity for the club to bring in a new face in the right-back department. Hector Bellerin has emerged as one of the potential solutions, although Xavi also remains keen on signing prime target Juan Foyth.