Manchester United have agreed to sell versatile Dutchman, Daley Blind, back to Ajax this summer.
That’s according to the Daily Mirror, who adds that the midfielder has accepted a four-year contract in Amsterdam; just four years after switching the Dutch capital for Old Trafford when Louis van Gaal was in charge.
It seems as though Jose Mourinho is still, slowly but surely, moulding his playing squad into one that suits his style. Blind is a brilliant player in his own right, but he just doesn’t suit the Red Devils’ current style under the self-proclaimed Special One.
The article reckons that United will get £14million for Blind, which is around the figure that they paid to sign him back in 2014. Credit to Edward Woodward. He’s done brilliantly to not lose value on the 28-year-old.
With someone with such versatility, don’t be surprised United to go out and replace Blind with an out-and-out centre-half. It’s an area in which the club have struggled over the last twelve months, and they’re desperately craving that experienced leader. Toby Alderweireld is the name that first springs to my mind, and what an acquisition that’d be if the club can pull it off.