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Official: Barcelona star Sergino Dest joins PSV Eindhoven

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FC Barcelona have officially confirmed that out-of-favour defender Sergino Dest has left the club to join PSV Eindhoven on a season-long loan deal.

The agreement includes a permanent purchase option for the Dutch Eredivisie outfit, with the Blaugrana retaining a future sell-on percentage if the transfer is made permanent.

“FC Barcelona and PSV Eindhoven have reached an agreement for the transfer of player Sergiño Dest until June 30, 2024. The Dutch club has a purchase option. FC Barcelona reserves a percentage of a future sale of the player,” the official statement read.

Dest returned from a disappointing loan spell at AC Milan and was given an opportunity to turn things around at Barcelona during pre-season.

But that was not to be and soon it became clear that he would be on the move again. While ideally the Blaugrana would have preferred a permanent departure, they have had to settle for another loan exit.

Negotiations with PSV ramped up over the weekend and although OGC Nice and two more clubs were said to be interested, the 22-year-old has signed for the Eredivisie outfit on a loan deal with a purchase option, which is said to be worth around €10 million.

Dest will now return to his roots, playing for the main rivals of his boyhood club AFC Ajax in the Netherlands.

The 22-year-old right-back will be hoping to get his career back on track after a largely underwhelming stint in Barcelona since joining the club in 2020.

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