Sergino Dest’s loan tenure with Serie A side AC Milan hasn’t really panned out as he would have hoped. The former Ajax right-back, who fell out of favour under Xavi at Barcelona, left for Italy last summer in search of regular first-team football, but inconsistency has defined his spell the best.
And now that his journey is about to end, questions over his Barcelona future continue to make the headlines. Now, it must be remembered that although his initial deal with the Milan team is a straight loan, the Serie A side does have the option to sign him for €20 million.
Given his poor run of form, however, Milan are unwilling to match the price and this is causing some serious trouble among the Barcelona management. This is mostly because they have no place for the American in the first place, thus want him to continue in Italy.
And for that, they are willing to slash the price to around €12 million, reports SPORT. At the same time, however, we have reported before that in case Milan decide to let him leave, the player will, in fact, return to Barcelona.
Dest has not settled well in Italy, to say the very least. The 22-year-old has featured in just eight league games for the team this season and was left out of Milan’s UEFA Champions League squad for the second half of the season.
This pretty much goes on to show that Milan have no intention of exercising their option of a permanent transfer. However, it remains to be seen how the Italians will respond now that Barcelona have decided to slash the price.
If the 22-year-old is to return, Barcelona will again try to offload him because he has no place in Xavi’s scheme of things. And, as things stand, they would be willing to do so for a discounted price of around €12 million only.