FC Barcelona have completed the signing of Ajax defender Sergino Dest. The USA international arrived in the Spanish city on Wednesday and passed a medical on Thursday morning. He then went on to sign a five-year contract with the Blaugranas. Ajax have announced that they have received €21.2M for the transfer of the USA international, a fee that could rise to €26.2M.
Barcelona have also confirmed the signing of Dest and they have also confirmed the transfer fee. The 19-year-old has signed a five-year deal at the Nou Camp and Barcelona have added a €400m release clause to his contract. The new signing, who will be wearing the No.2 shirt at Barcelona, will be officially presented to the media on Friday.
Dest was born in 2000 in the Dutch city of Almere and he joined Ajax in 2012. In 2019 he made his first team debut in the match between Ajax and PSV in the Dutch Super Cup. Since his debut he has made 38 official appearances for the Eredivisie giants. In the last few months Dest was also linked with Bayern Munich. The Germans, however, never made an official approach for the defender.
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