Barcelona have won the race against Bayern Munich to sign Ajax star Sergino Dest.
According to GOAL reports: Bayern Munich at first appeared to have the upper hand in signing deal, but Barcelona stole in with a €21 million deal with Ajax, higher than the offer filed from Allianz Arena.
A statement from Barca on their official website read: “FC Barcelona and Ajax have reached an agreement for the transfer of Sergino Dest. The cost of the operation is 21 million euros plus a further five million in variables.
“The player will sign a contract for the next five seasons, through to the end of the 2024/25 season, with a buyout clause set at 400 million euros.
“Sergino Dest combines many excellent qualities needed in a full back: attacking when called for, solid defensively, unruffled in possession and creative with it.
“The defender has the ability to take players on and his pace is a virtue going forward and defending. Those qualities will be on display from now on in a Barca shirt, a challenge for a fearless young full-back.”