USA coach Gregg Berhalter is happy for Sergino Dest over his move to Barcelona.

The former Ajax fullback has already made his Barca debut, becoming the first American to do so.

Berhalter told Sport: “It was a goal for him to take a step forward. During all these months with the virus and not being able to play with his team, he didn’t stop training, he was with a personal trainer, he worked really hard to come out faster and harder and work on some of his weak points in the game.

“He was very focused on preparing for this next stage of his career. When a club like Barça comes to ask questions about you, it’s a huge honour and he was very excited; I spoke with him and he thinks it’s a huge challenge and a spectacular step forward in his career.”