Defender Sergino Dest might be a forgotten entity at Barcelona, but the Netherlands-born American right-back is currently enjoying life at PSV in Eredivisie, so much so that he has started in the last three outings for Peter Bosz.
While his initial days in the Netherlands were difficult, with the manager preferring the duo of Patrick van Aanholt and Jordan Teze in the full-back positions, 22-year-old Dest has now integrated himself into the first team.
Impressive outings for Dest
In his first two games where he played, both pitted against Rangers in the Champions League qualification rounds, the Barcelona loanee, assumed the role of a left-back. However, in the third match, which was in the Eredivisie, he reverted to his usual position on the right side of the defence.
Irrespective of the side, Dest has excelled in all three games, delivering standout performances. Furthermore, this trend continued during the current international break while representing the United States.
Favourable for Barcelona either way
It must be noted that although Dest’s tenure at PSV is a season-long loan, the Dutch team can make him a permanent member by paying €10 million at the conclusion of the season.
Regardless of what happens in the end, the promising performance Dest is displaying is encouraging news for Barcelona. For once, if he continues on this trajectory, two favourable scenarios could unfold for Barça.
First, either he returns to Barcelona with the necessary sporting maturity to finally earn Xavi’s confidence, or PSV retain him, allowing the player to further enhance his value and potentially move on from the club and thus allowing Barcelona to bag the €10 million fee.
For now, everyone involved will hope for the best possible conclusion, especially after the fact that his Milan loan tenure was something to forget as he played just 14 games for the Serie A team last season.
Source link : https://barcauniversal.com/barcelona-loanee-already-a-starter-at-psv-could-help-bring-e10-million/
Author : Ash Reyna
Publish date : 2023-09-15 16:04:06
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