AC Milan have decided not to exercise their option to buy Sergiño Dest, who has been on loan from La Liga giants FC Barcelona since the start of the season. The American full-back has struggled to make an impact under Stefano Pioli.
Dest was brought in by Ronald Koeman to Barcelona but was deemed surplus to requirements by coach Xavi when he took over after th Dutch technician. AC Milan have an option to sign the former Ajax player permanently for 20 million euros. However, they have decided not to take up the offer due to concerns over his salary and his lacklustre performances.
As per Sport, Dest will have to return to Barcelona at the end of the season, where he will wait to find a solution for his future. The young defender signed a contract until June 2025 with the Blaugrana with a termination clause of 400 million euros. FC Barcelona, ideally, hope that they can recoup most of the investment spent to sign Dest from Ajax and would accept an offer of around 15m euros to let him go.
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