Manchester United confirmed this morning that a fee had been agreed with Ajax and Netherlands star Daley Blind.
Blind will move for a fee in the region of £14m and will become United’s fifth signing of the summer.
The 24-year old shone for Louis van Gaal‘s Dutch side in the World Cup and after confirmation of his move, he was spotted in Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport ready to catch a flight to Manchester.
Blind can play across the left side of defence and as a holding midfielder so will add plenty of versatility to a United side which is currently struggling for numbers in both positions.
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His father Danny was captain of Van Gaal’s European Cup winning Ajax side in 1995 and it appears Blind has been a long-term target for the new United manager since impressing in Brazil, particularly in the opening 5-1 win over then world champions Spain.
The signing of Blind takes United’s summer spending to just under £150m since Van Gaal took over in July.
The Ajax man is expected to undertake a medical over the weekend and will join the club officially before Monday’s 11pm deadline.