Where Does Sergino Dest Rank Amongst the Most Valuable 20 Year Old Soccer Players?

Published 09/13/2021, 11:32 AM EDT
Sep 5, 2021; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; United States defender Sergino Dest (2) plays the ball in the first half against Canada during a CONCACAF FIFA World Cup Qualifier soccer match at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports


Sergino Dest is one of the most exciting young talents in the soccer world right now. The Barcelona right-back had a solid debut campaign last season. The American played a total of  44 games for Barcelona last season. In those 44 games, he scored 3 goals and had 1 assist.

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While statistically his returns were not mind-blowing, his defensive contribution, as well as his offensive talent, was clearly on display. Sergino Dest now ranks 8th among the 20 year old soccer stars in market value.

Sergino Dest is the eighth-most valuable 20-year-old

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According to transfermarkt, Sergino Dest’s current market value is 30 million euros. Amongst US men’s national team players, Dest is the 3rd most valuable player. Speaking about Dest’s playstyle and rankings, a senior TransferMarket official Tobias Blaseio said, “Dest highlighted that with a bit more experience and patience, he could become a success at Barça,” 

“Tactically, he still has some deficiencies. But there is no doubt that he could develop into a world-class player at a stable environment/club,” Blaseio continued. “The tendency is that Dest is more of an attacking player and would be better off playing as a right midfielder with someone backing him up defensively.” 

BARCELONA, SPAIN – MARCH 3: Sergino Dest of FC Barcelona during the Copa del Rey match between Barcelona and Sevilla at Camp Nou on March 3, 2021 in Barcelona, Spain (Photo by Pablo Morano/BSR Agency/Getty Images)

Alphonso Davies is the most valuable player aged 20

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Talking about young valuable players, Canadian International and Bayern Munich left back Alphonso Davies surely deserves a mention. The Champions League winner’s market value currently is a staggering 70 million euros. After a spectacular debut season, Alphonso Davies rose through the ranks at Bayern and cemented his position as the starting left back. Just when it looked like he was finally ready to take his game a notch higher, he suffered a ligament injury. He has made his return and picked up right where he left-off.

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Suresh Menon

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Suresh Menon is a Football and NFL writer at Essentially Sports. He is currently pursuing BMM from St Xaviers College with his specialization in Advertising. Juventus is his favorite football club and he one day plans to go to Italy and watch a Juve match live.

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