Former Ajax defender, Sergino Dest has revealed the reason he favoured the move to Barcelona ahead of European Champions Bayern Munich.
The former Ajax fullback has joined Barca in a deal worth €21m.
“Everything I’m experiencing is incredible,” said Dest. “It is an honour to be able to play for the best team in the world and a dream come true.
“I come here to have the opportunity to play with the best in the world. The first thing I want to do is improve, play well … and then try to win everything.”
Dest admits he was close to choosing Bayern Munich before Barca made contact.
“Until two weeks ago I thought I would become a Bayern Munich player. However, Bayern did not offer enough and Barça made a proposal. Everything changed.
“My mind changed and I thought more and more about Barça.”
“With the transfer to such a beautiful club a dream has come true.”