Joes Blakborn, agent of Dest, reports to the news agency ANP that the right back has been given permission to travel to Spain. Dest flies to Spain on Monday to complete the deal.
FC Barcelona seems to be trumping Bayern Munich in the battle for the nineteen-year-old Dest. The Germans are also interested in Dest and reportedly made a bid of around 15 million euros last week, but that wiped Ajax off the table.
Dest has a contract with Ajax until mid-2022 and came into action briefly on Saturday in the league match against Vitesse (2-1), but there is a good chance that he played his last minutes for the team from Amsterdam. The American international has 38 duels for Ajax (two goals) to his name.
At FC Barcelona, where former Ajax player Frenkie de Jong is also under contract, Dest has to succeed Nélson Semedo. The Portuguese right back left for Wolverhampton Wanderers for about 30 million euros.
Dest is expected to be the twelfth player to leave Ajax this summer. Hakim Ziyech, Donny van de Beek, Joël Veltman, Benjamin van Leer, Kik Pierie, Carel Eiting, Danilo, Razvan Marin, Lisandro Magallán, Bruno Varela and Ryan Babel have already left the Amsterdam club.