Daley Blind is expected to leave the Eredivisie this summer, and according to the Daily Mail, Manchester United and Barcelona are the early favourites for his signature. The 24-year old had an excellent season with Ajax, and followed that up with a superb World Cup which led to a Dutch third place finish.
Blind’s versatility is one of the key reasons as to why so many top teams are interested in luring him to their respective club. His preferred position is left-back, but he can also fill-in at centre-half, as well as central midfield. With United’s alarming lack of depth in all the three positions mentioned, Daley Blind would be the ideal candidate.
He is also someone who Louis van Gaal knows very well as they have worked together at international level. He’d be able to slot right into the side, and the new Manchester United manager will know all of his strengths and weaknesses.
The fee being touted is around £17.4million, which is fairly cheap in today’s market – especially for someone who can play three different positions at a high level.
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