The Dutchman came through the club’s famous academy and joined Manchester United in 2014. His latest campaign at Old Trafford saw him reduced to just three starts from December onwards.
Ajax boss Erik ten Hag confirmed last week that the club was doing everything possible to bring Blind – who trained with the Man United squad yesterday – back to Amsterdam.
And according to Dutch media outlet De Telegraaf‘s Mike Verweij, Blind could become an Ajax player once again over the weekend.
Ajax are determined to get a deal over the line as soon as possible. United fly off to the United States for their pre-season tour on Sunday and Ajax have a Champions League qualifier against SK Stum Graz on July 25.
Any move, therefore, needs to be wrapped up by the end of the week, but you suspect United won’t be in the same rush – especially with no replacement lined up and the likes of Ashley Young and Marcos Rojo, who have both been busy at the World Cup, set to miss the early stages of pre-season.
That said, a return to Ajax, where he would be guaranteed a starting place, seems like an inevitability for a player who has been forgotten by Jose Mourinho.