Manchester United face competition from Villarreal to sign Barcelona right-back Sergino Dest, says Fabrizio Romano.

The 21-year-old is considering a loan move from Unai Emery’s Yellow Submarine and according to Romano, the American is open to discussing a switch to the fellow La Liga side.

Ten Hag remains keen in reuniting with the full-back but Romano reports that a move for Dest will only be possible if Aaron Wan-Bissaka leaves Old Trafford with the summer transfer window set to close at 11pm tomorrow.

Manchester United face competition from Villarreal to sign Sergino Dest

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Sky Sports reported yesterday that the Red Devils were considering making a late move for the out of favour Barcelona man.

Dest is yet to feature for the Catalan giants this season and doesn’t look to have a future at the Nou Camp under Xavi.

United have been linked to Dest for several weeks, recently connected with a move by Spanish newspaper Sport earlier in August, following links from 90Min in May.

Erik ten Hag managed Dest at Ajax, before Barcelona bought him for £23.8 million in October 2020.

Dest made 38 appearances under the Dutchman during his time in Amsterdam, scoring two goals and providing six assists.

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The 52-year-old had been keen to sign a new right-back to provide competition to Diogo Dalot with Wan-Bissaka seemingly not up to what Ten Hag is after.

But after spending over £200m to bring the likes of Tyrell Malacia, Lisandro Martinez, Casemiro and Antony, to the Theatre of Dreams, it looked like a move for a right-back would have to wait and Wan-Bissaka would stay as a result, reports The Athletic.

Having been signed from Crystal Palace for £50m three years ago, Wan-Bissaka doesn’t look to have a future with the twenty-time league champions.

While Ten Hag is seemingly keen to work with Dest again, it all depends on whether there are suitors for United’s number 29 and whether Wan-Bissaka’s potential departure makes a move for the 17-time USA international financially viable in this window.

Palace and West Ham have been linked with a move for the former England Under-21, but the clock is ticking. This one could go down to the wire.

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