Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Sergino Dest swap being negotiated between Manchester United and Barcelona
Manchester United and Barcelona are in conversations over a possible swap deal between Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Sergino Dest, according to Sport (h/t Express).
In recent months, the former Crystal Palace star hasn’t enjoyed the best of spells with the Red Devils. Behind the scenes, United don’t consider the 24-year-old good enough. Thus, the management is looking to add competition to the right-back spot.
Dest has been linked with the club this summer. The USMNT star moved to Camp Nou in 2020. The 21-year-old is considered a great prospect. However, Xavi Hernandez is willing to part ways with the American.
United and Barcelona are now ‘intensifying contacts’ to come to an agreement over their two right-backs switching sides. Erik ten Hag is keen on a reunion with his former player.
Wan-Bissaka has fallen out of favour at United
Dest has previously played under the Dutch manager at Ajax, who gave the USMNT star his debut for the Amsterdam-based club. The 21-year-old shined under our new gaffer, which compelled the La Liga giants to make a move for him.
The former Ajax right-back is excellent going forward. Dest has all the attributes required to be a modern right-back. And the USMNT star is already familiar with Ten Hag’s ideas.
On the other hand, Wan-Bissaka has fallen out of favour ever since the arrival of Ralf Rangnick. The former United interim boss preferred Dalot in his starting XI.
The England U21 international has struggled to convince fans of his qualities over the years. While the 24-year-old is decent in the defensive half of the pitch, his contribution in the final third leaves a lot to be desired.
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Dalot has started every game of the new season up until now and it seems the Portuguese is the one Ten Hag trusts to play week in, week out. In such a situation, it’s best that Wan-Bissaka tries to look for game time elsewhere.