Barcelona: Sergiño Dest's future up in the air

Emerson's arrival and Koeman's possible departure could make it difficult for the North American full-back to continue at Barcelona.

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Peligra la continuidad de Sergiño Dest en el Barcelona
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FC Barcelona are out of the race for LaLiga and the club is now looking ahead to next season, in which there are certain to be changes - as president Joan Laporta recently admitted. Some players have come to the end of the road at the club and the Catalans will be looking to replenish the squad over the summer. One of the players whose future is in doubt is Sergiño Dest.

Local daily Sport have acknowledged that Dest is one of the players with a question mark over his future. The imminent arrival of Brazilian full-back Emerson from Betis together with the possibility that Ronald Koeman could be on his way out at the end of the season, could jeopardise the North American - even though he is under contract until 2025.

Doubts about Barcelona trio

Dest, Francisco Trincão and Clément Lenglet are three players who the club has the most doubts about for next season, although that does not mean that they will be placed on the transfer list. First, Barça hope to boost their coffers by selling players such as Antoine Griezmann, Ousmane Dembélé and Philippe Coutinho, among others.

El rendimiento de Sergiño Dest con el FC Barcelona

Dest, who is still only 20, won Koeman over in his first season,but the Dutch coach's own future at the club is on the line for the disappointing end to LaLiga and elimination at the Last 16 stage of the Champions League. According to some sources, Hansi Flick, who is expected to take the Germany post after the Euros, is one of the candidates in mind for the coaching post next season.

Conclusion of the season and international commitments

Barcelona bring their league campaign to a close by visiting relegated Eibar at Ipurúa on Saturday. Sergiño Dest is available for the game and if Koeman decides to field him, the defender will end the season on 40 appearances, 32 of them in the starting XI; he has scored three goals and created another.

Once LaLiga is concluded, it is expected that Dest will be called up by USMNT coach Gregg Berhalter to take part in the CONCACAF Nations League Final Four and the Gold Cup this summer. With the national team, Dest will be looking to clinch the first major silverware of his career .