Barça sign USMNT defender Sergino Dest


Milan van Dongen breaks down the strengths and weaknesses Sergino Dest will face in Barcelona (1:21)

Dest, 19, joins Barca on a five-year contract, with Ajax receiving fees of around € 21m plus potential € 5m in add-ons A buyout clause is set at 400 M €

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Dest, who will wear the No 2, was also on Bayern Munich’s radar and, according to ESPN sources, the European champions have visited Amsterdam twice for talks although no deal has been reached. could be concluded

Sources also told ESPN that Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman played a key role in agreeing to a transfer for the defender thanks to his long-standing interest

While Koeman was manager of the Netherlands, he tried to persuade Dest to declare for the Oranje, but the player opted for the United States, having played youth level football for the US

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Dest comes after spending nearly a decade with Ajax, where he rose through the youth ranks

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

Barcelona see him as a player with all the attributes needed to be successful at Camp Nou, but they believe he is still developing as a player

His arrival follows Nelson Semedo’s move to Wolves Semedo’s departure earlier this window has freed up funds for Barca to officially approach Dest

Dest had a decisive season in 2019-2020 and rose from the sidelines of the senior squad to one of Europe’s most sought-after full-backs He signed his first professional contract with Ajax in December 2018 and made his first-team debut in August 2019

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

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