Ajax manager Erik ten Hag has confirmed his club’s interest in sealing the transfer of Manchester United ace Daley Blind this summer and says the club are ‘doing everything’ to get the deal through.
The Netherlands international shone at Ajax earlier in his career and a return to Amsterdam makes sense for a player who’s never really settled in the Premier League.
For all his qualities, Blind has never truly looked good enough for a club of United’s size and might be better off plying his trade in the less competitive Eredivisie.
Still, the Red Devils may be keen to keep him around as a squad player, with his versatility a useful asset for a backup to have as he can fill in in midfield, centre-back or left-back.
Ajax boss Ten Hag is clearly keen on the 28-year-old, however, and has been quoted by Sky Sports as talking up his side’s interest as they work hard on bringing him back this summer.
“(He is) a player with a lot of experience, in the Premier League and in the Dutch national team,” Ten Hag said.
“He is a stable personality. Just like the arrival of Dusan Tadic, this also counts as a considerable effort of the club. We are doing everything, but it also depends on other parties.”