Noussair Mazraoui could replace Dest in Barcelona?

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Noussair Mazraoui could replace Dest in Barcelona?

Changes. They always happen when there is a change on the bench of a club. Both in the team and on the table. And although Xavi can't be happy of results after six games, he is slowly turning the locker room upside down. Instructed by his own experience, aware that the salvation of the club lies in La Masia, especially due to the current financial situation, Xavi has already promoted several beardless young men and is preparing a "shooting list" at the same time.

On the first day, Luuk de Jong found himself on it as someone who does not belong to the club of Barça's reputation in terms of playing characteristics, and the latest name on it is - Sergino Dest. The American right back was irreplaceable on the right flank in his first season at the Nou Camp with Ronald Koeman, he had the same role at the start of the current one, however, only when the Dutch expert was on the bench of the Catalan club.

Since Xavi's arrival in Barcelona, ​​Dest has started only one game, the one against Betis in early December, which Blaugrana lost with a minimal result. And it is not enough to say that he was not satisfied. The local press wrote that the professional staff was surprised by the shortcomings in the game of the American football player needed by one full-back.

So much so that Dest was advised after the game that he should improve the basics of positional game with individual video analysis !? However, Xavi decided to give Dest a chance to prove himself in the next match against Bayern.

The fact that he was replaced at half time speaks a lot about whether the former Ajax football player passed the correction. Allegedly, during his return from Munich, Xavi gave the green light to Laporta for the sale of Dest already this January, in order to raise as much money as possible for the winter market because he no longer needs Sergino.

The Catalan club will consider every offer of 30,000,000 euros and more.


And the replacement could come in the form of Noussair Mazraoui, a man who lived in Dest's shadow for a year. And without a penny of compensation.

Namely, the Moroccan was standard on the right flank in the first year after joining the senior team of Ajax, but his minutes were reduced in the 2019/20 season, just when Dest was promoted to first team player. Mazraoui also benefited from Sergino's transfer, he became an indispensable member of the starting lineup of the Amsterdam club again, and this season he completely exploded (four goals and two assists in 14 championship games as a defender), and he realized that he was ready for the next step in his career.

According to the information of the Catalan Sport, Mazraoui has already talked with his agent Mino Raiola and told him that he does not want to extend the contract with the Dutch champion, which expires at the end of the season, in order to wear the Barcelona jersey from the summer.

The Catalan newspaper emphasizes that with this purchase, Barça would do a favor to the Italian agent and come and give him a bonus, all in order to get even closer to the main target of next summer - Erling Haaland.