Ronald Koeman has finally received a reinforcement in defense and the 22-year-old Dutchman will sign soon • Brake Benfica will join Pep's team
The reinforcement that Barcelona has been waiting for?
Dias is ahead of Papa.
Guardiola is pleased
Two interesting signings open the week in Europe, but despite being gray players, they have become very significant for two disappointed runners-up, Barcelona in Spain and Manchester City in England.
The renewed but also stuttering team of Ronald Koeman, prayed for a refresher in the defensive squad, and after an exhausting battle against Bayern Munich, managed to sign Dutch defender Serginio Dest for 22 million euros, which will enrich Ajax's coffers.
Dest, who will take the place of Nelson Samado who moved to Wolves, broke out at the end of the Corona season, which led to the break of the Dutch league, and although he did not have time to prove himself, for a team in distress like Barcelona he looks like a promising signing.
Expected contract length - 5 years.
Thank you Benfica
Yesterday, in the last home game of the Portuguese runners-up, Ruben Diaz received the captain's armband as a sign of appreciation and even scored in the 0: 2 victory over Morafranza.
After the final whistle he thanked the club and fans in tears, knowing that within 24 hours he would have landed at his new destination, Manchester City.
Like Coman, Pep Guardiola also wanted to refresh his defensive squad, and the 23-year-old Portuguese stopper should solve quite a few problems for him.
Diaz, not only in his last game at Benfica, likes to join the attacks, even if he doesn't score much (9 league goals in three seasons).
It is constantly improving and it will be interesting to see it integrate with the group of billionaires.