Manchester United agree deal to sell Daley Blind back to Ajax

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Manchester United defender Daley Blind is closing in on a move to Ajax, sources have told ESPN FC.

The report has since been corroborated by BBC Sport, meaning that a deal that will see the 28-year-old return to his homeland for an initial €16m (potentially rising to €21m) is very close to fruition.

The deal has been expected for some time, and the Netherlands worldwide was not part of the United squad that flew to Los Angeles for their preseason tour on Sunday night.

The payment structure of the deal must now be finalised before Blind can make the move back to his homeland.

Former United goalkeeper and current Ajax chief executive officer Edwin van der Sar believes Blind is a good addition to the squad.




Blind joined United from Ajax in 2014 for £13.8m when Louis Van Gaal was in charge of the English giants.

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.

But now Blind is heading back to the Netherlands to answer the call of his first club in football.

That was reduced to just seven appearances for United in the Premier League last season as a result of injuries and being out of favour, with four of those appearances coming from the start.

The arrival of Daley at Ajax could change the Dutch club's stance.

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