Manchester United have now announced Daley Blind has joined the club in a £14m deal.
Blind has joined on a four-year contract and has the option to extend his for a further year.
The 24-year-old is a much needed midfield reinforcement by Louis van Gaal and having played underneath him for the Holland side, Van Gaal knows precisely what type of player Blind is.
“It is a real honour to sign for Manchester United,” Blind has said.
“I have been at Ajax since I was seven years old and I will always have very fond memories of the club and of my time there.
“Louis van Gaal is a tremendously talented coach, I have worked with him at Ajax and also for the Netherlands national team and I cannot wait to work with him at the biggest club in the world.”