Sergino Dest: Barcelona sign Ajax defender for £19m

Ajax's Sergino Dest (right)
Dest (right) made 27 appearances for Ajax since breaking into the first team in 2019

Barcelona have signed 19-year-old Ajax right-back Sergino Dest for an initial 21m euros (£18.9m).

The fee could rise by a further 5m euros (£4.5m) depending on variables.

Netherlands-born Dest, who has won three caps for the United States, has signed a five-year deal with a buyout clause of 400m euros (£359m).

Barcelona will present him at a press conference on Friday, and he could make his debut against Sevilla in La Liga at the Nou Camp on Sunday.

Manager Ronald Koeman has signed Dest as a possible replacement for Portugal international Nelson Semedo, who joined Wolves in September.

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