In a dizzying operation, Barcelona reached an agreement with Ajax to keep the services of Sergiño Dest . The 19-year-old right-back, who is a star of Ajax, will continue his career in Ronald Koeman's team and will be presented in the next few hours.
After the departure of Nelson Semedo to Wolverhampton of the Premier League, the Barcelona board was quick to reflexes and closed down Dest, who had everything agreed to play for Bayern Munich.
The figure that Barcelona will pay for Dest is 20 million euros and another five million in variables. The presence of Marc Overmars, former Barcelona footballer and current Ajax sports director, was key to that the young man changed his destiny.
In the last season, Dest played 35 games for Ajax and scored two goals. His great level led him to be called up for the United States National Team, but above all to be in Ronald Koeman's order folder.
The Dutch coach also influenced Dest's decision. This is in addition to other decisions by Koeman such as dispensing with Luis Suárez, staying with Coutinho and telling Riqui Puig that he will not be taken into account.