Barcelona have not yet reached a full agreement with Ajax to sign their defender and United States international Sergino Dest, with Bayern Munich still in the frame for his signature.
Reports on Tuesday suggested the Catalan club had struck a deal with the Dutch giants to sign the right-back but that appears to be somewhat premature.
It appears that whilst the clubs are in negotiations, there is not yet a final agreement and Dest may yet move to Bayern.
Still same situation about Dest. Barcelona are pushing [€25m add ons included as last bid] but Bayern Münich are still in the race. The agent is in talks with both clubs – as Ajax too. Decision to be made soon. 🇺🇸 #FCB #Ajax #Bayern #transfers
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 23, 2020
This is more like what I am hearing on Dest. Bid lodged by Barça, negotiations ongoing, nada agreed. Bayern still involved https://t.co/dzZT1ZHvUL
— Samuel Marsden (@samuelmarsden) September 23, 2020
Dest had been said to be an option for the club, as Barcelona reportedly identified three possible replacements for Nelson Semedo, who was the only specialist right-back in the club’s first-team squad and is now set to join Wolves in a permanent deal while Moussa Wague has left for PAOK.
Dest, 19, has already been capped three times by his national despite spending his childhood in the Netherlands and has risen quickly through the ranks at Ajax since joining the club in 2018.
Dest only made his debut for the Dutch giants first team last season and he has clocked up 36 appearances, scoring twice.
The teenager is said to be capable of playing on either side of the defence, although is most comfortable on the right side, and is one of the highest rated players in the Eredivisie.
Dest committed his national future to the United States in October 2019 having made his debut against Mexico the previous month.