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The Stars Are Aligning For Dest And Pulisic To Become Chelsea Teammates, Here’s Why

It could be a weird timeline where Pulisic and Dest are fighting for the wingback position.

The Sergiño Dest Chelsea rumors are at an all-time high for the 2022 winter transfer window. Dest has been seeking a move away from the Catalan club for some time now as the American has fallen out of favor with Barcelona’s new manager, Xavi.

I even wrote a “Sergiño Dest Bayern Munich transfer rumor” story in December. Dest appears ready to leave Barcelona, the question of where the defender could go remains in the air. One month again it seemed Bayern was the right place, now Chelsea looks likely to acquire Dest.

The move makes plenty of sense. Chelsea has an opening at the wingback position after usual left wingback starter, Ben Chilwell, suffered a season-ending ACL injury. Next, the Blues’ starting right wingback, Reece James, suffered a hamstring injury on Dec. 29 and looks to be out for a considerable amount of time. 

The situation for Chelsea’s wingback positions has gotten so desperate that Christian Pulisic has been filling in with mixed results.

The London giants are desperately looking for a replacement this transfer window with little to show for it. The top prospect was signing Lucas Digne from Everton, however Aston Villa acquired him on Wednesday.

The next best option for Chelsea was to recall Emerson from loan at Lyon. According to reports, the French club has no intent of letting Emerson go. The Italian defender has started nearly every game for Lyon this season and is a vital part of the club’s defense.

The third choice for Chelsea? Sergiño Dest.

Dest is a versatile player who has done it all for Barcelona and the USMNT playing at the left back and right back positions, even up front on the wings. For the sake of Chelsea and USMNT fans, no one wants to see Pulisic forced to play in defense anymore. Dest is the solution.

The winter transfer window closes on Monday, Jan. 31.

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