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Official: Barcelona sign defender Sergino Dest from Ajax

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Laliga giants FC Barcelona have completed the signing of defender Sergino Dest from Ajax Amsterdam.

While confirming the news, transfer guru Fabrizio Romano revealed that Barca is expected to officially announce the deal in the next 24 hours with the player coming in to replace Nelson Semedo who joined Wolves last week.

Dest had attracted interest from Bayern Munich too but the allure of working with Ronald Koeman is said to have played a major role in convincing the player to move to Spain.

Ajax will reportedly receive a fee of around £20m and £21m with Dest expected to fight for the right-back position together with Sergi Roberto in the new campaign.

The Catalan giants have looked to reshuffle the squad since the embarrassing 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-final last month and have gone to part ways with Ivan Rakitic, Arturo Vidal, Luis Suarez and Semedo.

Apart from Dest, Barca is said to be on the market for a center back and have enquired about the availability of Man City’s Eric Garcia but there was no breakthrough, given they were only willing to pay half of the £27m price tag set by Pep Guardiola’s side.

The arrival of Ruben Dias from Benfica, however, might force City to let go of Garcia who started his career at Camp Nou.

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