Welcome back to TalkBarca. We are going to talk about FC Barcelona’s latest signing, Sergino Dest. Sergino Dest is amongst the players, Ronald Koemann really wants at his team. Dest looks to be the player who can finally end the Right Back curse at the club. FC Barcelona has struggled to find a proper RB even since Dani Alves left the club. Barcelona is already a team that is very vulnerable defensively, and an improper Right Back adds more salt to the wounds. However, the manager, Ronald Koemann, and the Cules are finally hoping that Dest is the answer.
FC BARCELONA’S LATEST SIGNING – SERGINO DEST
Sergino Dest has had a long history as a football player. This makes him the right candidate for this FC Barcelona team which is demanding a young player, but also able to help the team at this crucial stage. Unsurprisingly, various clubs were interested in the young full-back. Bayern Munich was also part of the race. The club really wanted to land his signature on the contract papers despite having a very strong squad already. However, FC Barcelona managed to come out on top of the race, and Dest chose to represent the Catalonia badge. Is Dest the final answer?
Dest is an American-Dutch player. He represents the US National team. However, he spent a long time in his childhood in the Netherlands. He has already played a lot of football at 19 years of age. Sergio Dest played as a winger in the Ajax u-19 team. He was then promoted to Jong Ajax, and that is where he started playing as Right Back. It did not take him much time to impress at that position as well. He finally signed his first professional contract with Ajax in 2018. However, it did take him some time to finally represent the A-team.
Dest was already playing for the youth side but did not represent the A team a lot. However, Noussair Mazraoui got injured in the summers of 2019. This gave Dest the chance which he was looking for for a long time. Sergio Dest began to play for the A team frequently. He even featured in very crucial knock out games such as the one against Chelsea, Lille, and Valencia. Sergino Dest’s great footballing quality soon gained trust from the manager, Eric Ten Haag, and in no time he was a regular Ajax FC starter.
Dest clearly made his mark in the 19/20 season. Not only, he became Ajax’s strongest Right Back, but he also delivered incredible performances. Sergio has got almost every quality a modern Right Back requires. He has a great pace which a player of any position needs to play football nowadays. Furthermore, he is very creative, especially in the final third. He has got the ability to dribble past defenders. His crossing ability is also very accurate. Dest is also a great passer of the ball which makes him very suitable for the FC Barcelona team. Proper RB package, indeed.
Dest has got great figures on him for a full back. He has got a rate of 86.25% of completed passes per 90 minutes. Furthermore, his accurate crossing rate is also very impressive. Sergino Dest is true, a very lethal player on your team. He likes to operate more from the wider area of the pitch which makes him even more effective. He has the ability to pick out players inside the box or play a very sudden cut back which can leave the opposition defense helpless. Dest also helped Ziyech a lot during his time at Ajax.
IS SERGIO DEST THE RIGHT MAN FOR FC BARCELONA?
It all comes down to this, right? Dest has got all the qualities any full-back is ever going to need but is he Barcelona material? Dest is going to fill in the Right Back spot at FC Barcelona which the club badly needs to fill. Furthermore, the club is demanding an attacking full-back, and Dest seems to be the right guy. However, Dest has his weaknesses when considering his defensive abilities. Therefore, the club must work on that. He is still young and needs experience.
However, he can surely be the next big thing at FC Barcelona.