After replacing Quique Setien as head coach of the Blaugrana, Ronald Koeman was tasked with reinvigorating a squad which had failed to win silverware for the first time in 12 years in the 2019/20 campaign.
Several players including Luis Suarez, Ivan Rakitic, and Arturo Vidal had been deemed surplus to requirements at the Camp Nou and were subsequently sold.
Another player who left was right-back Nelson Semedo who joined Wolves.
With only Sergi Roberto as a senior right-back, Koeman prioritised acquisition of another defender to challenge for that position, and has now got his wish with the signing of 19-year-old Dest.
Sergino Dest, Eredivisie 19/20
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When Dest makes his debut he will become the first American in history to feature for the first team.
He has signed a five-year deal with Barca.