A massive tug of war was going on between German giant Bayern Munich and Barcelona regarding the transfer of Sergino Dest from Ajax. But Finally, Barcelona won the competition as Sergino Dest to Barcelona is official news now. Dest has agreed on personal terms with both Bayern and Barcelona. But Finally, Barca managed to find a deal with Ajax as Sergino Dest joins Barcelona. The club has confirmed it on their official website as well as on social media.
Sergino Dest joins Barcelona: Contract Details
Barcelona will pay around €23 Million (including add-ons) to Ajax for bringing Sergino Dest to Barcelona. Dest will sign a contract to stay at the club until June 2025. Barcelona continued the negotiation till the last moment and successfully secured the deal as per Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano. Finally, after a long tug of war with Bayern Munich, Sergino Dest joins Barcelona.
Sergino Dest: Career at a glance
As Sergino Dest joins Barcelona let’s focus on his career. Dest started his career from Ajax Academy. He started to play as a left-back. Day by day he was improving in Amsterdam. He impressed the academy management very much with his defensive awareness and tackling ability. After 4 years of staying at Ajax academy he joined the Ajax U-17 team on season 2016/17. Then gradually he got a promotion to the senior teams.
He joined Ajax U-19 and U-21 team just after two years of joining the U-17 team. Though he started as left-back, he established himself as a right-back. Last season he got the chance to play for Ajax Senior team. He amazed everybody there and became the regular right-back for Ajax. He also won the Dutch Super Cup for Ajax. Sergino Dest also won 3 Academy silverwares. He played 38 matches for Ajax, scores 2 goals, and provided 6 assists. He is surely a player to watch for the future.
Ajax manager Eric Ten Haag also praised Dest for his development and told him he wants Dest to stay. Ten Haag also expressed that they will promote a new right-back if Dest leaves. So currently they have to get a new right-back.
“He is an Ajax player, he has trained and we are going to prepare for matches. I can’t say anything about it, there is a lot of interest in all of our players. Dest has developed well so it’s not surprising there is interest. If he leaves, which I prefer he doesn’t, [the squad] will be thin.
Let me put it this way: I am not in favour of it but if it happens, we will look for a replacement. I focus on Ajax and the development of Ajax. I want [Dest] to stay. If there is a different outcome, we’ll have to change things around.”Ten Hag
What can the young right-back offer Ronald Koeman
Ronald Koeman is keen to revive Barcelona in a new way with the help of his new project. Koeman has already sold Semedo to Wolves for about €35 Million and also doesn’t want to deploy Sergi Roberto as Right Back. So a youngster like Dest will surely offer something great for Koeman in the Right Back position. Also, Reports are coming that Dest has chosen Barcelona over Bayern Munchen most importantly for the assurance of First Team Football at Camp Nou. A Side back like him who can contribute both in attack and defense will surely be a perfect player for Koeman’s tactical views.
Barcelona has finished second this season in La Liga. But unfortunately, they have failed to win a single trophy. Koeman is hoping to make the fans proud again to get success with the new project he has taken.
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