Barcelona makes the signing of Sergiño Dest official with a long-term contract


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Barcelona makes the signing of Sergiño Dest official with a long-term contract

Barcelona confirmed this Thursday the signing of American right-back Sergiño Dest, from Ajax.

The 19-year-old joins Barça on a five-year contract, with Ajax receiving a fee of around € 21 million plus a potential € 5 million in add-ons.

Dest, who will wear the number 2 jersey, was also on Bayern Munich’s radar and, according to ESPN sources, the European champions traveled to Amsterdam twice to negotiate, although no agreement was reached.

Sources also told ESPN that Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman was key in agreeing a transfer for the defender thanks to his longstanding interest.

While Koeman was coach of the Netherlands, he tried to persuade Dest to come out for a Clockwork Orange, but the player chose the United States team, with which he had played at the youth level.

19-year-old Dest arrives after spending nearly a decade with Ajax in the club’s junior ranks.

It has been a remarkable promotion for the defender, and although he is expected to play a starting role at Barca, sources have told ESPN that the club has asked for patience.

Barcelona see him as a player with all the necessary attributes to succeed at the Camp Nou, but believe that he is still developing as a player.

His arrival at Camp Nou follows Nelson Semedo’s transfer to Wolves. Semedo’s departure prior to this window released funds for Koeman’s side to officially move closer to Dest.

Dest enjoyed a great season in 2019-20 and went from being on the sidelines of the senior team to being one of the most sought-after full-backs in Europe. Dest signed his first professional contract with Ajax in December 2018 and made his first team debut in August 2019.

After just one season in Ajax’s first team, Dest moves to Barcelona, ​​where he will compete with Sergi Roberto for the right-back position.


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