According to recent reports, Sergino Dest has no intention of leaving Barcelona. However, Xavi kept him out of the squad for the team’s season opener against Rayo Vallecano. That’s a big hint about Dest’s current status.
Barça currently has no depth at full-back. However, Xavi wants to see Dest exit stage left. But the USMNT man is insisting to continue at the club, according to Mundo Deportivo.
Barca looks to sign some full-backs before the window closes. Otherwise, Dest staying makes sense for him. He’s still young and has a high ceiling.
Currently, Sergi Roberto is the only other right-back option at the club. Therefore, it remains to be seen how feasible that is for all the competitions Barca are in.
Dest staying is probably going to happen. Xavi can try all he wants, but he’s surely going to end up needing more than one right-back this season.