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Papers: Sergiño Dest wants to be the new Dani Alves

Barcelona’s new full-back has big aspirations, as it seems.

Domagoj Kostanjšak

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Barcelona’s newest signing Sergiño Dest wants to become their new Dani Alves. It’s a feat many have tried before him but none have succeeded at it. The American, however, has the talent and the potential to finally plug that hole.

That, of course, is all the papers are talking about this morning after the youngster’s presentation. SPORT have gone with those exact words for their title: ‘Dest wants to be the new Dani Alves‘.

The Brazilian, a Barça legend himself, appears to be his idol and the young full-back will do his best to emulate his achievements. Of course, with quite a big age gap between them, Dest has mostly seen Alves on YouTube videos.

But that won’t exactly stop him from chasing his dream and trying to surpass his idol and make him proud. Mundo Deportivo are basically saying the same thing.

I want to be like Dani Alves‘, says their title as Dest is pictured juggling the ball during his presentation. The 19-year-old is showing ambition and that’s what Barcelona desperately need at the moment.

The youngster has trained alone and might even be in contention for the Sunday game against Sevilla. However, with such a mammoth task ahead of the Catalans, it’s unlikely he’s immediately thrown into the fire.

But we can definitely expect him to start playing soon and even more importantly – a lot.

I’ve been a Barcelona fan for more than half of my life. What started as blind love is slowly turning into professional writing. Now, I get to write about Barca, analyse them, and voice my opinions on them across platforms. I’m happy to be a part of this big project.

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Just in: Neymar’s entourage confirms renewal with PSG as he ‘likes the project’

Udhav Arora

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Fabrizio Romano has broken huge news as part of Neymar’s contract situation with Paris Saint-Germain, which all but officially announces that the Brazilian will be staying in France, contrary to what has been reported recently. The report suggests that that he will sign his extension soon, which is bound to include a massive UCL bonus.

Neymar’s entourage have confirmed his decision to stay with the Paris outfit in conversation with France Football, saying, “Neymar wants to stay at PSG. He sees that the club is growing. He likes the project.”

PSG have, in fact, actually enjoyed success in Europe in the recent past. They reached the Champions League final last season, crumbling only to the unstoppable Bayern Munich by a mere one goal to nil. Since then, they have fired Thomas Tuchel, and hired Mauricio Pochettino, who inspired an incredible victory against Bayern in this season’s Champions League quarters. Spearheaded by Neymar and Mbappe, the capital-side hit the defending champions for three goals, conceding two.

Despite their lead in the UCL, they do not have a stronghold on the trophy with the likes of Manchester City, Chelsea, and Real Madrid still in the running. It becomes a lot more problematic when you realise their situation in Ligue 1.

PSG look far from comfortable in the league, which is a shocker to say the least. As it stands, Pochettino’s mean are in second place with 66 points, three adrift of Lille who top the table with one of the most impressive defensive records in Europe.

A season without either of the big trophies might force Neymar to have a change of mind, with the Barcelona project looking much more comprehensive under Joan Laporta. In fact, the new President might look at the Brazilian as the key that will allow Lionel Messi to stay at the club. We do the same rumours annually, so it is only fair if any of these ‘confirmations’ are turned on their head in the coming weeks.

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