Transfer News: Bayern Munich in talks with Sergino Dest

Sergino Dest is reportedly in talks with Bayern Munich over a possible transfer, with Barcelona demanding €25 million in exchange for his services.

According to a report by Catalan outlet El Nacional, Bayern Munich and Sergino Dest have initiated discussions over the prospect of sealing a move in the January transfer window. Barcelona will look to recoup the €25 million they paid to sign him from Ajax last year when they sell him.

Sergino Dest joined Barcelona from Ajax in September 2020 and has since made gradual progress in his career. While there have been many moments wherein the youngster has shown what the fuss is all about, he has also had several instances wherein he has blown hot and cold.

To date, the 21-year-old has made 57 appearances for Barcelona, chipping in with three goals and four assists in the process. However, Dest faces an uncertain future at Camp Nou as he has been unable to convince Xavi of his abilities. As a result, the USMNT international could leave Barcelona as early as January, with Bayern Munich keen on signing him.

Initial reports had claimed that Bayern Munich could launch the offensive for Dest in next summer’s transfer window. However, a January move could make sense, as Bouna Sarr’s future at the club is up in the air, with a move to Serie A possible.

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In addition, Benjamin Pavard has recently been linked with Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid, although the Frenchman will only depart the Allianz Arena in the summer. So, Dest could be a viable long-term solution for Bayern Munich, with his uncertain future at Barcelona helping Die Roten’s cause. And talks are already underway between the two parties.

Recent reports have also suggested that Dest is keen on joining Bayern Munich, handing the Bundesliga champions a major boost in his pursuit. And signing the 21-year-old will not cost a bomb either, with Barcelona demanding around €25 million in exchange for his services.

The Catalan giants wish to recoup the €25 million they paid to sign him from Ajax. However, it is not entirely clear if Bayern Munich will submit a January bid for Dest or wait till the summer transfer window to lodge an offer to prise him away from Barcelona. It remains to be seen how talks between Dest and Bayern progress in the coming weeks.

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