The Portuguese and Barcelona right-back, Nelson Semedo has joined Wolverhampton Wanderers and that leaves the right-back position a subject of headache for the Catalan Club Barcelona since Dani Alves left.  Semedo’s move comes in part due to the influence of Jorge Mendes, as two weeks ago he met with Josep Maria Bartomeu in Barcelona in a meeting revealed by Marca.

Semedo has left the club for a fee worth a potential 40 million euros – 30m euros upfront and 10m euros in variables. This is potentially larger than the figure of 30m euros plus 5m euros in add-ons that Barcelona paid Benfica for the right-back in 2017.

Semedo was billed as the next generational attacking full-back at the time and it appeared to be something of a coup for a Barcelona team desperate to win another Champions League.

Meanwhile, Sergi Roberto has been constantly asked to change positions and deputize at right-back, and whilst it has afforded him many senior appearances for the club, he has never been able to fully adjust.

Moussa Wague is a promising talent to emerge from La Masia, but he hasn’t really been given senior opportunities, and he has just left for a loan with PAOK Thessaloniki after a brief spell with Nice in France.

Barcelona also signed Emerson, but a rather complex deal will see him play for Real Betis for at least another season with the Andalusian club partly owning his registration rights.

Then Max Aarons is being considered as an option.

Norwich are open to letting Aarons leave for the Camp Nou.

The right-back position is vacant in Barcelona and right now they are after the Ajax sensation Sergino Dest. Various reports claim that Barcelona are quite ahead in signing the American.

But in the meantime, the German Giants, Bayern Munich are also after him.

According to Marca, “Barcelona have come forward with formal offers, but Bayern have too and Ajax felt more confident about the offer from the Germans given their more stable financial situation. The player, though, wants to join Barcelona and the LaLiga Santander club have a great relationship with sporting director Marc Overmars.”

“For this reason, Barcelona are moving ahead in this race and TV3 even reported on Monday night that there is an agreement for the player to join for 20 million euros fixed and 5m euros in variables. The 19-year-old was specifically requested by Ronald Koeman and he’s able to play on either side.”

It is a very tough choice for a young player to choose between two big clubs, but when the matter is about financial security and expression of freedom and development, definitely, Bayern Munich would give Sergino Dest the greater opportunity than Barca.

At present Barca are a disorganized unit where the cooperation between the players, coach, and officials is not sound and financially they are passing a rough period. Ronald Koeman as a coach does not have a reputation like Hansi Flick and in the last couple of years in Barcelona, no players have been able to develop properly, rather, they had to leave.

Whereas under Hansi Flick, Bayern are passing a rosy period and Flick is such a manager, under whom, players become the best from better.

If Dest has to join a better club then there could be no better club than Bayern Munich.


Flick would transform him into the best right-back in the world.

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