Barcelona has been leading the race to sign Ajax full-back Sergiño Dest for the past few days. Even though Bayern München reached an earlier initial agreement with the player, as things stand, Dest is closer to Barça
Barcelona board are now getting ‘confident’ to sign Sergiño Dest. But total agreement with Ajax has not been reached yet… and Bayern Münich are still in the race. Despite this, Barça are convinced they’ll finalize the deal soon.— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 25, 2020
Sergiño saga is still on… last steps to go 🚨 https://t.co/S1Ba3jfCYs
The Catalan club has already agreed on personal terms with Dest, and now is working to complete the signing with Ajax. Barça are convinced they’ll finalize the deal soon, despite Bayern’s interest.
Reportedly, the transfer saga continues, but is in its final stages.
Sources: Fabrizio Romano (Tier 1)
Ansu Fati becomes El Clasico’s youngest-ever scorer
Barcelona started El Clasico in the worst way possible after Federico Valverde opened the scoring at Camp Nou early on, but Ronald Koeman’s side knew how to reply almost instantly and made Culés breathe a bit. The scorer was Ansu Fati, who now breaks another record in his young career.
After his equaliser, Fati is now El Clasico’s youngest-ever scorer, scoring in the most important fixture of the year a week before his 18th birthday. After an ingenious pass from Leo Messi, Jordi Alba ran with the ball and gave the ball to Fati, who scored in Thibaut Courtois’s net. Koeman utilised Fati as a striker in El Clasico and his choice paid dividends as the teenager already opened his El Clasico account.
Barça fans began panicking after Valverde opened the scoring early on but the Culés, after a few minutes where they struggled, managed to get back into the game and level the scoring. Moreover, Ansu Fati isn’t the only teenager on the pitch as Koeman surprisingly started Sergiño Dest and Pedri for their first El Clasico. Dest is now the first American to appear in the prestigious fixture.