Barcelona recently confirmed Sergino Dest’s exit to PSV Eindhoven on a season-long with an option to buy for €10 million and the big question that continues to circulate is how much space has Barcelona freed up through his departure.
In this context, journalist Sergi Cadevilla writes for SPORT that the Blaugrana will assume half of the player’s wages. The other half, as part of the contract, will be paid by PSV.
Now, Dest has a valid contract with Barcelona until 2025 and if what the aforementioned source has revealed is to be believed, the right-back’s departure would have freed up about €5 million in salary space if PSV had assumed the full payment.
Dest’s exit frees up more salary space
But since it is not the case, out of the mentioned €5 million figure, Barcelona will be liable to pay approximately €2.5 million.
So now, it would be interesting to see if this €2.5 million would be enough for Barcelona to register the unregistered players such as Marcos Alonso.
The former Chelsea and Fiorentina defender is yet to be registered alongside Inaki Pena and Inigo Martinez due to Barcelona’s inability to comply with the Financial Fair Play regulation.
If not with Dest’s exit, Barcelona will now have to wait for Clement Lenglet to find a new team as he remains the final player to be sold this summer.
Since the Frenchman has a much bigger contract, his departure would give the Catalans plenty of room to stretch their hands.
For now, Barcelona have taken the first step, which is to part ways with Dest and with 10 days still left in the transfer window, the team from Catalonia has enough time to get things done.