Sergino Dest - Ajax

Ajax star bids farewell to teammates as transfer to Barcelona nears

Ajax defender Sergino Dest will be completing a transfer to FC Barcelona either on Sunday or on Monday. Several reports from Spain and the Netherlands have claimed that the USA international has told his teammates on Saturday that he will be leaving the club to sign with Barcelona. Dest was left out of Ajax’s side that would beat Vitesse (2-1) on Saturday.

Dest has been heavily linked with a move to Barcelona after the Spaniards sold Nelson Semedo to Premier League side Wolverhampton Wanderers last week. It is believed that Barcelona have made a €20m offer for Dest which matches the valuation of Ajax. However, there has also been talks about several performance related bonuses added to the deal.

The right-defender has not been in Ajax’s starting line-up in the 2020-21 campaign but he has made three substitute appearances for the Dutch club. A deal for Barcelona could still be hi-jacked by Bayern Munich. The Germans have been long-linked with a move for Dest and it is possible that the Bundesliga are preparing a last-minute offer that would exceed the offer from Barcelona.

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