Sergino Dest is expected to leave Barcelona and join the Premier League this summer. Leeds are the latest club to toss their hats to Chelsea and Arsenal – and a move to Elland Road is their best move.
Dest, 21, has been in and out of the Barcelona squad this season. He has featured in 27 of his side’s 41 league and cup games, starting just 21 times. He’s only managed 90 minutes 13 times this season.
Barcelona’s financial woes are no secret and if they are to bring in any new signings this summer, Xavi will likely have to ditch a number of fringe players. Dest falls into this category and a move to England is imminent.
But previous reports from SPORTS claim Arsenal and Chelsea are also keen – with a £17million fee required to twist Barca’s arm. But which club is best for Dest at this point in his career? For this reason, Elland Road is ideal.
Why Dest Leeds should prefer Arsenal and Chelsea…
A move to Chelsea would involve Dest but he would be far from first choice. Tuchel’s three-point system suits Dest as a full-back, but Reece James is certainly a top choice. Dest would just be a backup.
Mikel Arteta uses a four-man defence, which requires a slightly more defensive right-back. Takehiro Tomiyasu is currently filling that gap, with Cedric Soares impressing. Again, he wouldn’t be the first choice at The Emirates.
But in Leeds, where Luke Ayling turns 31 in the summer, Dest would be the first choice. It’s likely that as Ayling gets older, he’ll move to the center of defence. Leeds need a right-back with Cody Drameh on loan.
Jesse Marsch’s aggressive, free-flowing style would suit Dest and working under an American manager – the bond will be strong. He has to play regularly in a World Cup year and Leeds would be perfect.
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https://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2022/03/31/our-view-why-barcelona-ace-is-better-picking-leeds-and-not-arsenal-and-chelsea/ Why the Barcelona ace chooses Leeds rather than Arsenal and Chelsea