Sergino Dest has already decided on Arsenal transfer amid Barcelona financial problems

Sergino Dest has already decided on Arsenal transfer amid Barcelona financial problems

Despite rumored interest from Mikel Arteta's Gunners, the full-back has stated that he will not leave Camp Nou this summer.

Sergio Dest, Arsenal target, has made a choice about his future, declaring that he plans to stay at Barcelona despite the club's financial difficulties, according to Catalan radio station RAC 1 via SPORT.

As Mikel Arteta began to plan for life at the Emirates without Hector Bellerin following the long-serving defender's transfer request, the United States of America international emerged as an intriguing target for the Gunners.


    However, Barcelona right-back Dest will not be the one to take his spot.

    Dest told RAC 1 that he intended to continue at the Blaugrana despite the club signing Brazilian right-back Emerson from Real Betis for £9 million this summer, adding to the already good competition in Barcelona mainstay Sergi Roberto.

    "I want to stay at Barça," Dest stated.

    Although Dest has stated his desire to remain in Spain, Barcelona's financial condition means that the door is open for any future requests for the defender's services.

    With a glimmer of hope at the end of the tunnel, Edu can press on with his pursuit of the American since Barcelona may be obliged to release Dest.

    The registered interest in a new right-back and Bellerin's transfer request are the results of a number of events at London Colney.

    Arteta has been unimpressed by the Spanish right-back, despite Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger's offer of leadership, as well as Inter Milan's growing interest, according to CalcioMercato via the Express.

    Bellerin, who has been with Arsenal since 2011, played 35 times last season in a disappointing campaign that saw the Gunners finish eighth in the Premier League.

    The 26-year-old now appears to be on track to contribute to the windfall that will bankroll the Emirates' introduction of Ben White and Albert Sambi Lokonga.

    According to, Brighton has accepted a £50 million bid in principle from Arsenal for the center services. back's

    Meanwhile, Lokonga's announcement is getting closer as Arsenal prepares to finalize the deal in the coming days ahead of the club's pre-season training camp in Florida, according to the Daily Mail.


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