Deste has officially joined Barcelona. In an interview with the Ajax club, he talked about the reasons for his transfer and said goodbye to all Ajax fans.
I chose Barcelona because they have a Dutch coach and one of their right backs just left the team. Generally speaking, I want to get more game time in Barcelona. Koeman knew that I could still play left back, and he believed me. I am still young, but I know my abilities and I like challenges.
Saying goodbye to my teammates is a special moment. They are happy for me and congratulate me. It's hard to say goodbye. I hope to return to Ajax in the future, I wish the fans there all the best, and I hope we can see you again.
To be honest, I am not familiar with De Jong. I have not contacted him before joining. I hope we can become good friends afterwards.
It is wonderful to play with Messi, but I chose Barcelona not because of Messi.