Sergino Dest is the latest Ajax prospect you need to take notice of

Ajax's Sergino Dest made his Champions League debut in the 3-0 win over Lille

No team in world football produces exciting young talent at the rate that Ajax do.

The Dutch champions are revered around the globe for their stellar academy setup, which usually brings them some serious profit every single transfer window.

Just this summer, Ajax sold Frenkie de Jong and Matthijs de Ligt for a combined fee of over £120m.

And even after losing the Dutch duo, they still managed to keep the likes of Hakim Ziyech, Donny van de Beek, David Neres and Nicolas Tagliafico on their books.

If you ever wanted the blueprint on how to run a football club, Ajax are it.

But enough about the Ajax players who are known throughout the world these days, let's focus on the latest prospects to be given a chance by Erik ten Hag's team.

Step forward, Sergino Dest.

It's a name that few football fans will know, yet, but the American right-back made a huge impression last night on his Champions League debut against Lille.

Dest made a big impression on his CL debut vs Lille

Not only did the 18-year-old starlet - who joined Ajax's youth setup in 2012 - keep a clean sheet on his European bow, but he showcased his attacking flare and dribbling skills.

Below, you can watch Dest's personal highlight reel from the 3-0 win over Lille, including the moment when he decided to turn into prime Dani Alves.



That first-touch and turn when under pressure is exactly what Ajax are about. Efficiency and beauty rolled into one.

Prior to the game against Lille, Ajax published full-page ads in the US promoting the team and Dest himself.

They clearly know they have a potentially generational talent on their hands, one who would significantly bolster their profile out in America.

That's unless he switches international allegiances to Holland.

Dest has played twice for the US senior side in friendlies, but was born and raised in the Netherlands.

Dest in action for the US senior side

His eligibility for America comes courtesy of his father, who is a US citizen and Dest had represented the country at U17 and U20 level.

However, the attraction of breaking into one of the world's most exciting international teams in Holland may prove too tempting to turn down...

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