On 1 October 2020, Ajax and FC Barcelona reached an agreement on the transfer of Sergiño Dest, a 19-year-old right back with strong prospects for the future and who had thoroughly impressed in the Dutch championship in 2019/20.
He made his Ajax debut on 27 July 2019, in the Dutch Super Cup, and ended the season having made 35 appearances, 27 of those as a starter. He had been at Ajax since 2012, after joining club from his hometown team, Almere City.
Dest was born in Holland but has a United States passport and had played at senior level for the USMNT. He was also part of the American side that won the Concacaf U20 Championship.
The defender also played an important part in the victory of the US national team in the first CONCACAF League of Nations tournament.