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Segino Dest Sets to make El clasico’s debut


A Clasico between Real Madrid and Barcelona is watched by millions of people around the world. For the first time ever, viewers from the United States will be able to see a compatriot on the pitch on Saturday.

Sergino Dest will become the first American player ever to feature in the fixture in its 118 years of history, should Ronald Koeman decide to play him.

The possible absence of Jordi Alba, who is a doubt for the match because of injury, could leave a spot for the 19-year-old out of position at left-back, presuming Koeman opts for Sergi Roberto at right-back.


Dest’s versatility was one of the many things that attracted interest from several clubs across Europe over the summer. Barcelona beat competition from the likes of Bayern Munich to sign the defender from Ajax.

A United States international, Dest was born in the Netherlands to an American father and Dutch mother. He made his decision to represent the USA at international level at the age of 16.

The former Ajax right-back isn’t the only American on the books at Barcelona either these days. Konrad de la Fuente has spent the last two years playing for Barcelona B and has received call-ups for first team squads, although the 19-year-old is yet to make a senior appearance for the club.

Having two players in and around the Barcelona first team is good news for the US national team going into the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and the 2026 World Cup, which they co-host alongside Canada and Mexico.

There are American players dotted around some of Europe’s biggest clubs, too, such as Weston McKennie at Juventus, Giovanni Reyna at Borussia Dortmund and Chris Richards at Bayern Munich

You’ve also got Tyler Adams at RB Leipzig, Josh Sargent at Werder Bremen, Timothy Weah at Lille and Antonee Robinson at Fulham all making a name for themselves on the continent.


‘Segino Dest would be most important signing for Barca this summer’ – Koeman


Ronald Koeman believes that Sergino Dest has the potential to offer a lot to Barcelona in the future.

The 19-year-old right-back is set to join from Ajax to fill the void of Nelson Semedo, who recently completed a move to Wolverhampton Wanderers.

“He is going to be a very useful player for Barcelona,” Koeman said on Wednesday’s press conference ahead of Thursday’s game against Celta Vigo.

“Despite his age, Dest has already played a lot of games in professional football, including some in the Champions League.

“He is going to have to compete with the other full-backs.

“Having young players is important for the future of this club.”


PSG to rival Barcelona in signing Ajax’s Segino Dest

Paris Saint-Germain will compete with Barcelona for Sergiño Dest. Weeks after Barça’s interest emerged in the young Ajax right-back, reports in France said PSG are also keen on the United States international.


Sporting director Leonardo is building a squad for next season and Thomas Meunier will not be part of it, so he must find another right-back.

According to France Football, PSG estimate that Dest would cost around 20 million euros, an amount one of Europe’s most powerful clubs financially could afford.

The coronavirus crisis will force PSG to be a little more prudent, especially as they have already signed Mauro Icardi for 60 million euros, and Leonardo feels Dest would be a good option at a relatively cheap price.


We have to remember that Barça have also shown an interest in Dest, while Bayern Munich were leading the chase for the U.S defender before the pandemic.

Barça are looking to sell Nelson Semedo and Dest would represent a low-cost alternative.



Bayern Munich ‘Very Likely’ to Reach €25m Agreement for Ajax Star Sergiño Dest

Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich are apparently ‘very likely’ to reach an agreement to sign Ajax full back Sergiño Dest at the end of the season.

The USMNT international has made 27 senior appearances for Ajax during his career so far, emerging as one of European football’s most exciting football’s after scoring two goals and picking up six assists across all competitions.

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