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Ajax Agree Fee With Manchester United For Daley Blind

Ajax Agree Fee With Manchester United For Daley Blind

Manchester United have agreed a deal with Ajax for Daley Blind to return to the Dutch club.

The Red Devils will receive £14 million (€16m/$19m) for the Netherlands worldwide, with add ons possibly bringing the fee up to £18m (€20.5m/$24m).

It represents a profit for United on a player who joined from Ajax for £13.8m in 2014.

In all, he made just four Premier Leauge starts last season (though, somewhat oddly, he remained a regular in the Champions League squads) and always looked likely to be sacrificed this summer as Mourinho looks to continue his squad rebuild.

Blind had fallen out of favour under Jose Mourinho and is expected to move to Holland before the start of next season. Blind played 141 times for the Premier League giants but now returns to Amsterdam and should form a defensive partnership with Matthijs de Ligt. He was part of four title winning teams with Ajax.

Blind has signed a four-year deal with Ajax
Blind has signed a four-year deal with Ajax

Blind has been used at centre-back, left-back and central midfield during his time at the Red Devils and has won the FA Cup, EFL Cup and Europa League in four years at the club.

Ajax chief executive Edwin van der Sar said told Omnisport on Sunday that he was excited about the imminent arrival of the fan favourite.

Ajax are reported to have agreed a fee of €16m (£14.1m) with United for the Dutch worldwide on Saturday, although add-ons could increase the fee to €21m (£18.5m).

I think Daley is a fantastic player.


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