Ajax right-back Sergino Dust has hinted he would prefer a move to Bayern Munich this summer amid interest from Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain.
The highly-rated 19-year-old made 36 appearances in all competitions during the 2019/2020 season, before the Eredivisie campaign was canceled due to Covid-19 in April.
Sergino Dust has joined Ajax’s first team this season/Socrate Images/Getty Images
His breakout year has attracted the attention of many of Europe’s top clubs. According to Sky Sports Germany, although interest in Dest is high, the United States international has expressed his desire to move to Bayern.
“We are told that he spoke in favor of Bavaria,” said transfer expert Max Bielefeld.
“There are two other clubs, Barcelona and Paris, who are also in the running. But his priority is Bayern.”
Die Rotten were heavily linked with Dieppe in February, with sources hinting that a deal between the two clubs was likely to be in place by the end of the season. Since then, both Barcelona and PSG have joined the race for his signature.
The Catalan giants see Dest as the ideal replacement for Nelson Semedo, whose contract expires in 2022. Semedo remains interested in Manchester City and seems unlikely to extend his stay at the Camp Nou.
The exchange will appear to be a like-for-like swap. Not only is he devastating going forward, but as a graduate of the famed Ajax youth academy, he would fit right in with Barcelona’s possession-oriented style.
For now though, Bayern are favorites to sign Dest, who could be joined at the Allianz Arena by Leroy Sané next season. The forward is firmly committed to a move to the Bundesliga champions, with 90 Minutes reporting until July on San’s desire for a deal.
Pep Guardiola recently confirmed that the German has rejected several offers to extend his contract at the Etihad Stadium, fueling speculation over the 24-year-old’s long-term future. .