Chelsea eyeing move for La Liga No.2 full-back

By | May 18, 2022

Chelsea target Sergino Dest would allegedly prefer to stay at Barcelona for at least another campaign.


While the United States international hasn’t overwhelmingly impressed since arriving from Ajax three years ago, he has still managed to rack up 72 appearances across all competitions.

But, for much of his second season at Camp Nou, there has been speculation surrounding his long-term future, the suggestion being that the La Liga giants would prefer to cash in on the player’s signature.

The Blues have been strongly linked with a player who is capable of operating at full-back, wing-back and wide attacker.

However, according to a report from Marca, the 21-year-old has no interest in being pushed out of Blaugrana, his willingness being to fight for his place in the senior team.

The report adds that the American feels that he has a point to prove at the club having not been able to progress in the current circumstances at the Spanish outfit.

Elsewhere, Antonio Rudiger has played down claims that his exit from the club is partly down to heavy sanctions.

Speaking to football.london, he said: “I don’t want to go into deep things. There was a chance but sanctions was not the problem. It’s not only about one side, it’s about both sides.

“Chelsea have been great to me and I have been great for Chelsea. I am very, very thankful. Me, my family, I became a man here. My kids were born here and everything. London and especially Chelsea will always be special to me.

“It’s been five years with ups and downs as normal. There were a lot of positive things, but that’s why I’m even more frustrated because I wanted to have a different ending.”