After Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, USMNT Star Wants to Be in the Next ‘Fast and Furious’ Movie Alongside Vin Diesel

Published 03/16/2022, 3:46 PM EDT
Oct 13, 2021; Columbus, Ohio, USA; the United States defender Sergiño Dest (2) celebrates his goal with defender Miles Robinson (12) during a FIFA World Cup Qualifier soccer match at Lower.com Field. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Footballers are a few of the biggest celebrities on the planet, at par with movie stars. The most followed person on Instagram is Cristiano Ronaldo, showing how big football is in the world. However, one USMNT star wants to mix both the worlds of football and acting.

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FC Barcelona defender, Sergino Dest, spoke about a secondary career option in an interview for ESPN FC. The former Ajax man was asked what career he would’ve chosen if he wasn’t a footballer. Dest revealed that he wanted to be an actor like Vin Diesel, and act in the Fast and Furious franchise.

Actor, Vin Diesel, (We) don’t look alike, but I like the way he acts. I would like to play in Fast and Furious,” Dest revealed.

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Sergino Dest and his future at FC Barcelona

An acting career seems like the last thing that should be on his mind as Dest’s career at FC Barcelona is under question. The club hasn’t been entirely satisfied with his performances this season and is looking to sign another Ajax right-back, Noussair Mazraoui.

However, it’s not like the USMNT star has a lack of suitors. Serie A club, AS Roma, and Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich are heavily interested to sign the defender. According to a report by Fichajes, Bayern is looking to sign Dest in the summer. The German club missed out on their man when Dest chose to sign for FC Barcelona two years ago.

Interestingly, Bayern is also reportedly interested in Mazraoui, which could spark another transfer war with Barca.

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Dest’s performances for the USMNT and his clubs

The USMNT star has had a subpar season with Barca after getting just three assists in 26 games. He has impressed in patches, but it hasn’t been nearly enough for Xavi to want to keep him at the club next season.

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The defender has played six games for the USMNT after announcing that he would play for the USA over the Netherlands. In that short time, he has scored one goal, showing not a lot of promise for the future.

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Aniket Awasthi

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Aniket Awasthi is a soccer author at EssentiallySports. This STEM undergraduate combines an insatiable urge to write with his admiration for soccer to enhance his journalism. He lists charismatic names like Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcus Rashford as his favorite players, but he is a great admirer of Karim Benzema too.

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