Daley Blind edges closer to Manchester United exit

Manchester United defender Daley Blind is edging closer to an Old Trafford exit with reports suggesting the Red Devil’s have agreed a fee for his departure.

The Dutchman moved to Manchester United back in 2014, becoming one of the first signings under Louis van Gaal, after the duo had worked together at the 2014 World Cup.

He initially started his United career as a holding midfielder, but during his second season at the club, van Gaal made the surprise decision to partner him with Chris Smalling as a centre-back.

Many pundits claimed that it was footballing suicide from the Iron Tulip, but despite a lack of height, strength and pace, Blind actually did a pretty decent job, making 56 appearances for the club.

Jose Mourinho’s arrival at the club in 2016 however saw Blind’s opportunities dwindle, making just 17 appearances last season, and it seems as though the 28-year-old’s time in the Premier League could be coming to an end.

The BBC have reported that Manchester United have agreed a £14 million deal with his former club Ajax – a deal which could rise to £18.5, with Blind set to sign a four year deal at the Johan Cruyff Arena.

Blind was one of the players pictured at United’s Carrington training ground earlier this week as Jose Mourinho’s side reconvened for pre-season training.

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