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Official: Sergiño Dest signs for Barcelona on five-year deal

Sergiño Dest has signed a five-year deal at Barcelona. Barça will pay €21 million plus €5 million in variables for the right-back. The American international has a €400 million release clause and will be officially presented on Friday.

Official: Sergiño Dest signs for Barcelona on five-year deal
KENZO TRIBOUILLARD AFP

Sergiño Dest has joined Barcelona from Ajax until June 2025. Barça have officially announced the transfer of the American right-back, who also has a Dutch passport. The agreement between Barça and Ajax was closed last Wednesday, however the operation was delayed, which kept Barça fans waiting a few days longer. Last Saturday, Dest said goodbye to his teammates after their match against Vitesse. Initially, the 19-year-old had planned to travel to Barcelona on Sunday, but everything was delayed. He eventually arrived on Tuesday night.

  • Midfielder
  • United States of America

Barcelona will pay €21 million plus and €5 million more in variables. His release clause will be €400 million and he will be officially presented this Friday at 13:45 CEST.

On Wednesday morning, Dest passed his medical at the La Liga club. Head coach Ronald Koeman had welcomed him at noon at his pre-match press conference ahead of the club's match against Celta Vigo on Thursday. "We are going to have a young full-back. It is a matter of changing things and having young people here for the future of this club. He is a good signing despite his age, and has played in the Champions League, and I am sure that he will be a very useful player for Barça".