?Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich are apparently ‘very likely’ to reach an agreement to sign Ajax full back Sergiño Dest at the end of the season.
The USMNT international has made 27 senior appearances for Ajax during his career so far, emerging as one of European football’s most exciting football’s after scoring two goals and picking up six assists across all competitions.
Bayern Munich were rebuffed by Ajax in their approach for Dest during the January transfer window, but Algemeen Dagblad reports both clubs are ‘very likely’ to reach an agreement over a summer transfer for roughly €25m.
The German outfit were forced to bring Álvaro Odriozola on loan for the remainder of the season last month as they look to add some depth to that position, with Joshua Kimmich having moved into midfield and Benjamin Pavard a more natural centre back.
At €25m, Dest would become one of Bayern Munich’s most expensive transfers of all time – level with Arjen Robben and Thiago Alcântara – while also becoming the ninth most expensive player Ajax have ever sold.
Dest might not be the only person to swap Amsterdam for Munich at the end of the season either. Bayern are known to highly rate Ajax boss Erik ten Hag and the 50-year-old has been linked with a move to replace Hansi Flick at the end of the season.
But it’s expected that Bayern Munich’s interest in Manchester City forward Leroy Sané will take centre stage at the end of the season, with new club president Herbert Hainer admitted the Germany international could help to bring the Champions League trophy back to Bavaria.
“Leroy Sané is a great player that we are interested in, which is also known,” Hainer said, quoted by Onefootball. “Now you have to see how he will come back after his injury. According to my information he is now starting to train again but is not yet back in team training.”
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