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'I have no idea what he told me but we were both smiling': Barcelona new boy Sergino Dest didn't understand a word Lionel Messi was saying to him when he welcomed him to the Nou Camp Barcelona's Sergino Dest admits struggling to understand captain Lionel Messi   'I don't know what he told me, but we smiled,' Dest said of first Messi meeting   Dest made his Barcelona debut as a substitute in Sunday's 1-1 draw with Sevilla Former Ajax defender, 19, has become the first American to play for Barcelona

By Richard Hookham For Mailonline

Published: 10:46 BST, 6 October 2020 | Updated: 11:38 BST, 6 October 2020

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New signing Sergino Dest admits he didn't understand a word Lionel Messi said after first meeting the Barcelona icon, but he believes they got off on the right foot.

Dest secured a dream switch from Ajax to the Nou Camp last Thursday with the 19-year-old defender becoming the first American to play for the La Liga giants in their 1-1 home draw against Sevilla on Sunday. 

The United States international made his debut as a 75th-minute substitute, replacing the injured Jordi Alba, and created an 81st-minute chance for Messi.

Sergino Dest made his Barcelona debut against Sevilla after his £23.5million move from Ajax

Sergino Dest made his Barcelona debut against Sevilla after his £23.5million move from Ajax

Dest came on as a 75th-minute substitute for Jordi Alba in Sunday's 1-1 draw with Sevilla

Dest came on as a 75th-minute substitute for Jordi Alba in Sunday's 1-1 draw with Sevilla 

Dest, who has joined on a five-year, £23.5million deal and had a club

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