Barcelona have announced they have reached an agreement with Ajax to sign right-back Sergino Dest for €21million.
The Holland-born United States international, 19, will link up with the LaLiga club on a five-year deal. He becomes new boss Ronald Koeman’s first signing since he took charge at the Nou Camp.
Dest will replace Nelson Semedo, who made a big-money switch to Wolves last week.
Dest’s deal will include €5million in add-ons, while his buyout clause has been set at €400million.
Dest will be officially unveiled at a press conference on Friday afternoon.
Dest had looked destined for a move to Bayern Munich, but Barca stepped in with a fresh approach according to Mundo Deportivo, via the Daily Mail.
Koeman’s side turned to Dest after their attempts to sign Max Aarons on loan were rejected by Norwich last week.
Eric Garcia next for Barcelona
Eric Garcia could still leave Manchester City before the transfer deadline after Barcelona came to an agreement, according to reports.
Garcia does not intend to sign a new contract at City, with his current deal expiring at the end of the season.
Barcelona are keen to re-sign the 19-year-old, who came through their academy before leaving for England three years ago.
However, they have been struggling to agree a fee with City. Especially given that they could sign him for nothing next summer.
But there may have been another twist in his transfer saga. According to El Chiringuito, City have now reached an agreement with Barcelona.