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Man Utd intensify talks to sign Barcelona defender

Man Utd intensify talks to sign Barcelona defender

Sergino Dest news

Dest on his way to Man Utd?

Manchester United have intensified talks to sign highly-rated Barcelona defender Sergino Dest, according to Sport.

The Red Devils are keen on landing a new right-back before the deadline, and Dest is the priority target for Erik ten Hag.

The USA international played under him at former club Ajax, and a reunion could be on the cards in the coming days.

According to Sport, Ten Hag has given the green light for the Red Devils to bring Dest, who is out-of-favour at Camp Nou.

The 21-year-old has immense potential, but manager Xavi Hernandez wants to replace him with a summer signing of his own.

Still, Barcelona won't sell him for cheap, and they are expected to demand at least £17m upfront for the ex-Ajax graduate.

Ten Hag believes Dest can be an important player under him at United as he has the attributes to suit his tactical system.

The right-back is strong with his dribbling and distribution, but also has a good tackle in him alongside solid concentration.