Barcelona to sign Ajax star Sergino Dest after beating Bayern Munich to transfer of United States right-back

BARCELONA have reportedly beaten Bayern Munich to the signing of Ajax's star Sergino Dest.

The United States right back has signed a five year deal with Barca, turning down the chance to play for Bayern, according to sports journalist Fabrizio Romano.

He tweeted: "Bayern Münich know that Sergino Dest is a new Barcelona player. Contract until June 2025. Never been in doubt. It was and it’s here-we-go."

Dest, 20, arrived in Barcelona last night to finalise the £22.8m move, according to the Daily Mail.

The Catalans wereon the hunt for a right back following Nelson Semedo's £37m departure to Wolves last week.

They turned to Dest after failing with two bids for Norwich's Max Aarons.

The move will come as a blow to Bayern, who had also been pursuing Dest.

The Bundesliga champions had agreed personal terms with Dest, but weren't able to persuade Ajax to sell up.

This left room for Barca to swoop, and Dest preferred a move to the Nou Camp instead.

Despite only making his debut last season for Ajax, Dest had an impressive season at the club and finished with a number of accolades.

He made 35 appearances and was named Ajax Young Talent of the Year, he also shortlisted for the 2020 Golden Boy award.

To add to his domestic success, Dest made his international debut for the US last year, and earned three caps.

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