Barcelona have completed the signing of United States full-back Sergino Dest from Ajax for a fee of €21m which could rise by an additional €5m in variables.
The club anounced in a statement also adding that a €400m release clause has been inserted in the player’s contract.
Dest has signed a five-year contract with the Catalan club and will play with the until the summer of 2025.
With the departure of Portuguese international Nelson Samedo, Dest only have Sergi Roberto to compete with for first team place at the right side of Barcelona’s defence.
“FC Barcelona and Ajax have reached an agreement for the transfer of Sergiño Dest,” the club said on their official website.
“The cost of the operation is 21 million euros plus further 5 million in variables.
“The player will sign a contract for the next five seasons, through the end of the 2024/25 season, with a buyout clause set at 400 million euros.
“This Friday 2 October from 1.45pm CEST, the player will be officially presented, to be followed by a remote press conference which can all be watched live on Barca TV+.”
Dest becomes the first United States international to play for Barcelona. He made his debut for Ajax in July 2019 in the Dutch Super Cup and cemented a first place with a marvelous performance.
He made 35 appearances for Ajax last season, with 27 of them as a starter.