Tottenham are interested in signing Ajax starlet Sergino Dest, according to reports in Italy.
Dest, a 19-year-old USA international, made 20 appearances in the Eredivisie before the Dutch football season was cancelled last month, emerging as one of the brightest young talents in the Netherlands and America.
The right-back denied he is close to joining Bayern Munich after he was spotted at the Allianz Arena attending a match earlier this year.
Per Ajax Life (as relayed by Ajax 1), he said: “I was mainly there because I have family there. I thought if Bayern is really going to get interested, I want to know a bit about how the club works. So I thought it would be nice to check it out. But it was not that I was invited by Bayern, as suggested. There was nothing else behind it.”
There has been no movement on a possible transfer to Bayern since then, and now Dest is being linked with Spurs.
Italian outlet Calcio Mercato claims the Londoners are keen on the teenager, but there are no further details. The very short report reveals just two things: Tottenham’s interest and the fact Dest’s contract expires in the summer of 2020.
With just two two years remaining on his current deal, Ajax might be eager to sell Dest in case he begins to run down his contract.
Spurs are in need of a right-back with Serge Aurier needing competition and Kyle Walker-Peters – currently on loan at Southampton – facing an uncertain future.