My heart told me not to choose Bayern Munich- Says Sergino Dest, Barca’s new signing

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Madrid –  New FC Barcelona signing Sergino Dest he “followed his heart” by turning down a move European champions Bayern Munich in favour of Catalan side.

Dest became first .S. international join Barca , signing Ajax Amsterdam a long-term at Camp Nou.

“I’m proud be the first-ever American here. ’s a dream come true and I can’t wait to get started my new team mates,” he told a news conference.

Dest came through the youth ranks at Ajax, making 23 appearances, and attracted interest a number of clubs across Europe.


He admitted he turned down a move to Bayern Munich.

“Bayern Munich are a great club and there was interest them, but I followed what my heart told me to (do) and for I signed for Barca.

“I think was the right decision.


“They are a club so much history and I’ve always wanted to play here.”

His arrival means he play under coach Ronald Koeman, who unsuccessfully attempted to convince the 19-year-old to represent the Netherlands at international level while in his previous job.

“(Playing under) Koeman of course was an influence, because he’s Dutch and be easier to communicate him,” he said.

Dest could his debut in Sunday’s La Liga clash at home to Sevilla.