Louis van Gaal is set to offer £17milion for Ajax man Daley Blind, according to the Daily Express. The versatile 24-year old impressed Van Gaal at the World Cup, and the Dutch manager is poised to bring in his third significant signing of the summer sooner rather than later.
It is believed that Ed Woodward has left the tour early to concentrate on transfer business in a similar situation to last year. Blind could potentially challenge for starting berths in three areas of the pitch – left-back, centre-back and central midfield.
His ability to play in those three positions certainly makes him an attractive proposition, because I’d say that those are the three areas we need to strengthen.
Blind won Dutch footballer of the year for last season, as he helped Ajax win their fourth straight Eredivisie title.
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