THE AMERICAN PAIR
Sergiño Dest and Konrad de la Fuente, Barça's first USA players
Published:12/10/2020 - 19:02h
Updated:12/10/2020 - 19:20h
Sergiño Dest And Konrad de la Fuente are the first American players that has had never the FC Barcelona. A big advance of the marketing across the pond
It results really curious that, in 121 years of history, never have played for the FC Barcelona an American footballer and, in 2020, arrive two together. Certainly, only it has arrived Sergiño Dest, pertinent of the Ajax of Ámsterdam; whereas Konrad de la Fuente, carries in the inferior categories of the Barça from the year 2013. Both are big fellow since they coincided in the inferior categories of his selection.
The two North American have been inseparable from the arrival of the side to Barcelona. Although Konrad have index card of the filial, carries all the pre-season with the 'greater' and Ronald Koeman has his contribution. Sergiño Dest, snatched him the opportunity to debut with the first team like first player of United States with the Barça, contesting the last minutes in front of the Seville, after the injury of Jordi Alba.
The two 'Yankees' have a long history with his nationality. The new incorporation of the Barça, is due to it to him his father, that, in spite of being born in Suriname, mudó with his parents to United States. There it did military and travelled by several countries until arriving to Holland, where knew to the current mother of Sergiño, also with roots surinamesas. The insistence of his father was key so that the young footballer decided to represent to U.S. and no to Low Countries, in spite of the recommendations of Ronald Koeman.
On the other hand, Konrad de la Fuente, yes was born in American earths, specifically, in Miami. So much his father like his mother are Haitian, but owing to the profession of the first saw forced to travel. Be diplomatic forced them to go through Florida, where was born Konrad, and later to Barcelona. With 12 years, the young talent already began to play in the discipline of the Barça.
The club expands across the pond
In an entity like the blaugrana, the marketing is essential. In the department of communication of the team barcelonista have to be really happy to have the first two players of North American nationality. The growth of the mark in USES was one of the aims of future of the FC Barcelona and, definitely, have these two young talents, has a commercial potential very powerful.
The expansion by the oriental side of the globe terráqueo already is a success for the culés. From it does already some years, is the European team with more followers of the continent of Asia and with the sponsorship of Rakuten, Japanese company, put the guinda of the cake. Now the commercial aim is United States and seems that the 'pair Yankee' can give good results.
Sergiño Dest, with win to follow progressing