PSV Eindhoven have registered Barcelona loanee Sergino Dest in time for the club’s Champions League Playoff clash with Rangers.
The Eredivisie side have just confirmed the loan signing of the Dutch-born USA international right-back who will replace injured Austrian full-back Phillipp Mwene in the squad.
The situation involving Mwene suggests that Sergino Dest is set to be pitched straight in against Rangers in a Champions League baptism of fire at Ibrox.
Sergino Dest has plenty of experience playing in front of big crowds at the Nou Camp but a ferocious Glasgow atmosphere lies in wait for the defender this week.
Rangers may well have one eye on the situation and ask their forwards to target the right-back who has had little time to get up to speed with his teammates.
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Sergino Dest came through at Ajax and moved to Barcelona in 2020 and he’s spent an up-and-down few years in Catalonia.
Barca paid a reported £18m to sign the right-back and after spending last season on loan at AC Milan, the club are now ready to take a cut price £8.5m for the USA star.
At least that’s according to Fabrizio Romano, who claims PSV hold an option-to-buy over the defender which is “not mandatory”.
The move for Sergino Dest also continues what’s been a summer of substantial investment at PSV Eindhoven this summer.
Rangers Michael Beale touched on the investment in the Netherlands after the Champions League Playoff clash was confirmed with over £30m spent by PSV this summer.
Amongst that investment includes Noa Lang, who broke the club’s transfer record in a £13m move, and familiar Bayern Munich loanee Malik Tillman.
Another USA international, Tillman spent last season on loan at Rangers and assisted the goal which knocked PSV out of the Champions League Playoff.
Alongside Sergino Dest, Tillman is now set to face Rangers and Ibrox fans will be ready to ensure the entire PSV team know they’re in a game.