Sergiño Dest is having an exceptional season with PSV Eindhoven, and his performance in the recent match against Sevilla made it clear why the Dutch team wants to ensure his permanence. Dest, who normally plays as a right-back, played a crucial role as a left-back in that match, providing a masterful assist in the second half. His talent and versatility have impressed everyone, and PSV have already decided to exercise their purchase option, although they are looking to renegotiate the price.
When Dest decided to join PSV, it was clear that his future at Barcelona was uncertain. His defensive problems did not fit into Xavi’s scheme, and his brief spell at AC Milan was also unsuccessful due to difficulties adapting to Italian football. It was a difficult period in his career, but the summer gave him the opportunity to consider loan offers. PSV emerged as the right choice.
Dest’s evolution at PSV has been amazing. Despite a slow start, he has established himself as a starter in a team that leads the Eredivisie and has surprised everyone by qualifying for the round of 16 of the Champions League. Since October, he has proven to be a more solid full-back in defense and has contributed significantly in attack, which initially attracted Barcelona to sign him. Barcelona’s previous technical management made clear that Dest had the potential to excel, and his success at PSV confirms this.
They want to renegotiate with Barça
As reported by the newspaper Sport, PSV is seeking a reduction in the original purchase option of 10 million euros. However, Barcelona seems to react to giving in to this request, as they consider Dest a valuable asset with a promising future. The American is likely to have offers from more prestigious clubs in the future, but he appears to be prioritizing his continuity at PSV to establish himself in the elite of European football.