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The former Ajax player that Erik Ten Hag wants at Manchester United

Erick Ten Hag wants to buy another player that he coached at Ajax

By Harry Smith

Erick Ten Hag wants to buy another player that he coached at Ajax
Erick Ten Hag wants to buy another player that he coached at Ajax
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Just as Lisandro Martínez, Manchester United's manager, Erik Ten Hag has told Manchester United his interest in signing a player he managed during his successful time at Ajax. Barcelona's newspaper ‘Sport’ reports that the ‘Red Devils’ have enquired about American right-back, Sergiño Dest from FC Barcelona.

This Tuesday morning, ‘Sport’ informed that the Spanish giants may be opened to the idea of selling Sergiño Dest for a minimum price of 20 million euros. This new informations about a possible interest for the player came out to light just as Fabrizio Romano confirmed the advanced negotiations between Manchester United and Sevilla for Alex Telles.

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The former Ajax player were part of the historic Ajax team that reached the semifinals of the UEFA Champions League against all odds while defeating European giants such as Real Madrid and Juventus in 2019. The next year, the young defender had a breakout season and was transferred to Barcelona being compared with Dani Alves, as Barça struggled to find a replacement for the Brazilian.

Unfortunately, his time in Spain has not gone according to plan as he struggled to play under former Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman and current coach Xavi Hernández. After preseason, Xavi still isn't fully convinced about Dest and wants to buy César Azpilicueta from Chelsea as he is more experienced. The Catalans need to sell players to register their new transfers, so the fullback may be on his way out.

Erik Ten Hag trusts Sergiño Dest

In spite of not counting for Xavi, Erik Ten Hag has a lot of confidence in the North American, even though he still has much learning to do. Sergiño had his best moments during his short career under the Dutch manager and can play either on the right or on the left. He could quickly become a regular in the staring eleven as Wan-Bissaka and Diogo Dalot have been in poor form.


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