Blind Leaves Door Open For Manchester United Move

Dutchman stays coy on his future.

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Manchester United could be moving closer to a deal to bring defender Daley Blind to the club from Ajax, with the Express reporting that the versatile Dutchman has remained coy when asked about his immediate future.

Blind has been persistently linked with a move to follow his former national team boss Louis van Gaal to Old Trafford this summer, after a string of impressive displays for The Netherlands at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

Equally capable at left back, in central defence or in midfield, Blind would provide the versatility and flexibility that will be necessary in van Gaal’s prospective 3-5-2 system, although the £15m fee that is reportedly required to prise him away from the Amsterdam Arena would be a significant investment for an Eredivisie player.

Whilst stopping short of saying that he wanted to leave Ajax, Blind left all doors open when he was asked about his immediate future:

“I am happy here in Amsterdam, But if there comes another club I will have to think about it and then we will see.

“I will think about my options. For now I will focus on Ajax and we will see what happens next week.”

United boss van Gaal has already secured deals to sign left back Luke Shaw from Southampton and central midfielder Ander Herrera from Manchester United this summer, but is believed to be on the hunt for further defensive options after seeing experienced trio Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic and Patrice Evra all leave the club this summer.

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