Barcelona Might not be the last to join this summer
Barcelona have just announced the signing of Sergino Dest, who has become the 21st Dutchman to ever join the Blaugrana.
The former Ajax right-back, who was born in the Netherlands to a Dutch mother and American father, represents the United States national team, and he arrives at Barcelona after Ronald Koeman told the club that he wanted to sign him.
Dest joins a wide, and in many cases successful, list of Dutchmen who have donned the Barcelona shirt over the years.
The first, and most charismatic, was Johan Cruyff, who joined in the 1970s, played 180 games, scored 60 goals and lifted two trophies.
Another legend followed in Johan Neeskens, and the third Dutchman to join was Koeman, who won 12 trophies, including the Champions League title in 1992, in which he scored the winning goal.
Richard Witschge, Jordi Cruyff, Ruud Hesp, Michael Reiziger, Winston Bogarde, Phillip Cocu, Boudewijn Zenden, Patrick Kluivert, the De Boer brothers, Giovanni van Bronckhorst, Marc Overmars, Mark van Bommel, Ibrahim Afellay, Edgar Davids, Jasper Cillessen and Frenkie de Jong are the rest of the Dutch community who stepped on the Camp Nou pitch as Barcelona players.
Cocu stands out as the Dutchman with the most minutes played, with 17426, while Kluivert is the one who scored the most goals, with 89, and Koeman was the player with the most wins, with 112.
Dest has previously expressed his desire to play for Barcelona, whose football style is similar to the Dutch approach and is followed by his former team, Ajax.
What is not clear yet, however, is whether he will be the last Dutchman to join Barcelona in this transfer window, since Koeman has asked the club to make a move for Lyon forward Memphis Depay.