Barcelona has confirmed the signing of Ajax right-back Sergino Dest on a five-year deal.

Ajax will receive €21,230,000 for the right-back with an extra €5 million coming in bonuses.

Dest only made his Ajax debut last season and went on to appear 38 times, scoring twice. He now moves to link up with Ronald Koeman, who tried to convince the 19-year-old to choose the Netherlands over the US national team last year.

Speaking to the Ajax website, Dest said, “I’m glad I was able to get this opportunity. But I still find it difficult to say goodbye to Ajax, because I have spent half of my life here. I’ve been here since I was eleven, now nineteen. I have a lot of beautiful memories at Ajax.”

Dest also confirmed he had the choice of Barcelona or Bayern Munich, “I just looked at the pros and cons at both clubs. And I thought there was more of a chance at the moment with Barcelona than with Bayern Munich.”

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