The number Sergiño Dest (19) gets at FC Barcelona speaks a lot of confidence. After the Dutchman was medically inspected, the club handed him his new blue grana tricot on Wednesday afternoon. On the back there is a big 2, the song with which to play the Nelson Semedo left for The Wolves.
The former right-back of Ajax must have seen itself in a film in the last few days. Saturday after his arrival at Ajax-Vitesse, Dest was told that the club had reached an oral agreement with Barça on the transfer fee (twenty million euros fixed and five million in more or less guaranteed bonuses) and a day later the defender said goodbye to his teammates.
Then it was waiting for the paperwork to be done by the clubs. In the meantime, a five-year commitment between the player and FC Barcelona was being worked on. After Ajax gave the green light and there was an agreement between Dest and Barça on the main lines, the private aircraft arranged by FC Barcelona could leave from Schiphol-Oost Tuesday evening.
The medical test on Wednesday consisted of two parts: in the stadium and in the medical section of the Barcelona Center. A scheduled appointment with trainer Ronald Koeman could not continue, because he was already in a “coronabubbel” with his team because of Celta the Vigo-FC Barcelona on Thursday evening.
In the evening, Dest dined with representatives of the club and Friday his official presentation follows. Thursday is his first (individual) training in Barça service.
Congratulations Ajax Ajax
posted a message on Thursday to Dest and FC Barcelona: “Show where you come from. Sergiño, success at FC Barcelona”, can be read on the social media channels of the Amsterdam club.
The Catalan club posted a video on social media. “Shhhh…”, is written along with it. The video shows that Dest Camp Nou is entering his new home port.