Ssince Xavi hernandezappointment as Barcelona head coach earlier this season, Sergino Dest has been a peripheral figure and does not appear to be in the Catalan’s plans.
At only 21 years old and used to the US national team, Destination has a number of salable characteristics which could see Barcelona cash on it.
Now it looks like Bayern Munich and Arsenal keep an eye on the young defender, valued by the club between 30 and 35 million euros.
What went wrong for Dest in Barcelona?
Barcelona sign Destination from Ajax for an initial amount of 21 million euros, with five million euros in surcharges, in October 2021. He was one of the Ronald koemanfirst recruits for the club.
His five-year contract included a € 400million release clause, a testament to the rating he had when signing for the club.
However, since its debut over a year ago, Destination struggled to carve out a starting place in the squad, falling in and out of the XI due to his lack of consistency.
Koeman couldn’t make the most of Ajax youth product of the academy, and now it seems that Xavi also made his decision.
It is time to move on?
Although it seems too soon Xavithe mandate to give up a young team member who could continue to improve massively, there is a reason behind the decision to put it up for sale.
Money was the root of Barcelonaproblems for almost two years and this has not changed drastically, despite some improvements.
Therefore, should Destination profit from its 26 million euros in fees, then Barcelona may be somewhat happy to make funds available for a player who hasn’t impressed hugely since signing.
The fact that he was one of the Koemansignatures also makes it all the more important for Xavi bring the players he wants to the club. Unfortunately for Destination, he doesn’t appear to be one of those players.