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Transfer News: Manchester United submit £14.3million bid for Barcelona star

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Sergino Dest on the radar of Manchester United.

Transfer News: Manchester United have submitted an official bid for Sergino Dest

According to Spanish outlet Sport (h/t Metro), Manchester United have submitted an official bid of £14.3 million for Barcelona right-back Sergino Dest. The Catalonia club is said to be holding out for closer to £17 million.

Erik ten Hag is desperate to add reinforcements to his side. A right-back is needed to compete with Diogo Dalot, who has started both the games for the club. United are said to have been in discussion for the player for some time now.

The two clubs have also discussed the option of taking Dest on loan with an obligation to buy. A former Ajax player, Ten Hag could look to reunite with his former player.

Dalot seems to be the preferred option currently. Aaron Wan-Bissaka is not part of the Dutchman’s plans and could be headed back to his former club Crystal Palace.

Barcelona are open to selling Dest this summer after spending so heavily. The 21-year-old can play on either side of the defence with the capability to even be deployed as a right midfielder.

He would make a good signing for the Red Devils. A young and experienced player, he could compete with Dalot on the right side and even help in adding depth to the squad.

It remains to be seen if the La Liga club accept the offer or want their desired value. The valuation is not that far apart between the two clubs and a deal could go through.

Dest is not part of Xavi’s plan, and he could get his playing time at United if he wishes to make the United States squad for the World Cup. He was left out of the Barca squad that took on Ray Vallecano earlier this month in a 0-0 draw, despite the USMNT star being fully fit.

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United, meanwhile, will hope that they can improve their disappointing performances on the pitch. Having lost both their games, they face the mammoth task of hosting Liverpool this Monday.