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Union Berlin a possible destination for Barcelona outcast Sergino Dest

Union Berlin a possible destination for Barca outcast Sergino Dest

German overachievers Union Berlin could become a possible destination for Barcelona outcast Sergino Dest this summer, according to SPORT.

Dest joined Barca in 2020 after a breakout campaign at Eredivisie giants Ajax and has since made 72 appearances for the Blaugranas.

However, the United States international has fallen out of favour at Spotify Camp Nou despite the Catalan giants being short of right-back options.

Dest was shipped off to AC Milan last summer on a loan with an option to buy deal, but after just eight appearances in the Rossoneri colours, the Serie A giants have decided not to keep him permanently.

The 22-year-old has not featured for the Italian champions since the tail end of January and could be on the move once again when the summer transfer window opens for business.

With his future up in the air, the Bundesliga could provide an escape route with top-four contenders Union Berlin showing interest in the Ajax academy graduate.

Berlin have punched above their weight since gaining promotion to the German top flight in the 2019/20 campaign, and this season has been no different.

Urs Fischer’s side narrowly missed out on a place in the Champions League last season, with RB Leipzig beating them to the punch by just one point.

Die Eisernen are out to ensure lightning doesn’t strike twice and are currently embroiled in a three-way tussle for a place in Europe’s premium tournament along with SC Freiburg and Leipzig.

While they retain an interest in Dest, they can only move for the American defender if they are successful in their Champions League quest due to financial reasons.

Premier League duo West Ham United and Crystal Palace are also interested, but the ultimate decision will rest with the player and his entourage.

Berlin are third in the Bundesliga table and will be looking to pick up the slack, having managed just one win from their last five outings, despite winning the previous five in a row.

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