AC Milan are set to beat Villarreal to the signing of United States worldwide Sergino Dest on loan from Barcelona, sources have confirmed to ESPN.
Dest was reconsidering a suggestion from LaLiga aspect Villarreal after a cellphone name from coach Unai Emery, however sources say the 21-year-old is way more attracted by Milan’s provide and is now on the verge of becoming a member of the Serie A champions.
Sources say the Italian aspect are in superior talks with Barca over a deal which might see Dest transfer to Italy on a season-long loan with an choice to make the transfer everlasting subsequent summer time. Milan turned to Dest after dropping Alessandro Florenzi to harm on the weekend and are ready to provide Champions League soccer to the USMNT defender.
Villarreal had approached Dest a couple of season-long loan earlier this week after dropping right-back Juan Foyth to harm, however the United States worldwide was initially reluctant to settle for their provide.
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However, underneath intense strain to go away from Barcelona, and given the necessity to play frequently earlier than the World Cup, Dest determined to re-evaluate his choices earlier than the switch window closes on Thursday.
Manchester United, and a reunion with former Ajax coach Erik ten Hag, would have been his most well-liked vacation spot, however the items haven’t fallen into place for a transfer to Old Trafford.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka would have wanted to go away United first, and Ten Hag confirmed on Wednesday that the ex-Crystal Palace defender is set to keep.
“Aaron will stay in, so we will go [with this squad] from September to minimum January,” Ten Hag mentioned in a information convention.
“I think [Antony and Martin Dubravka will be the final signings of the summer] and that will be it for this window, but when there is a great opportunity we always have to be alert at this top club.”
ESPN reported earlier this summer time that Xavi Hernandez advised Dest he wouldn’t function frequently underneath him this season.
Despite having no different pure right-backs at his disposal, the Barca coach has mentioned he prefers Ronald Araujo, Jules Kounde and Sergi Roberto there. Barca are additionally out there for a brand new right-back.
Dest, 21, initially mentioned that he wished to keep and struggle for his place, however after being neglected of the squad for the primary three video games of the season he has been compelled to rethink his stance.