Foyth's injury had opened up the option of the American's arrival, but it has been ruled out
Villarreal will not be Sergiño Dest's destination. There had been speculation that Villarreal were targeting the American to replace the injured Juan Foyth, but it has been ruled out.
Unai Emery had him on the table as an alternative but was not convinced. Foyth is a more defensive player who can also play at centre-back, and Dest is very different.
Moreover, the injury will only be for two months, so Villarreal would only move if a big market option that fits Foyth's profile emerges.
Dest now remains on the market with the summer transfer window closing on Thursday, while Xavi has conveyed both privately and publicly that he does not count on the American for the current season.
Dest was not even called up for the squad in the first three league games.