Fenerbahce keen on making January transfer bid for Daley Blind – report

by Leo Nieboer

Turkish side Fenerbahce have expressed an interest in making a bid for Daley Blind over the January transfer window, according to reports.

The Dutchman was part of the starting XI for wins over West Ham United, Swansea City and Leicester in August but has only received one minute of Premier League action since.

Ashley Young has dominated the left-back slot in recent times and Blind, in turn, has had to display his worth during Champions League wins over FC Basel and CSKA Moscow instead.

But according to talkSPORT, the 27-year-old has been touted as a potential option by Fenerbahce ahead of the January window if he continues to miss out on Premier League opportunities.

It ought to be noted that Blind has always found himself in this type of predicament: not necessarily part of Jose Mourinho‘s best XI but always playing on a reasonably regular basis nonetheless.

And this is because of the Dutchman’s sheer versatility and composure he brings to the game. Mourinho never viewed him as a centre back option and has moved towards Young as a preferable option on the left flank, and yet Blind’s role in the side still feels important.

He will always come in at left-back and give you a seven out of ten performance: disciplined, tidy on the ball, well-positioned, minimal fuss.

Hardly exciting, I know, but unquestionably important in what will be a busy 2017/18 campaign.

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