Man Utd outcast hints at exit despite mixed reports of pay cut

Manchester United defender Daley Blind has hinted that he would be interested in sealing a transfer to former club Ajax this summer after falling out of favour at Old Trafford, although it has been reported that he would need to accept a pay cut for it to happen.

At the beginning of last season, Blind start the campaign as Jose Mourinho’s first choice left-back. Then the Netherlands international didn’t start a single Premier League game between the end of August and the beginning of May and was often overlooked in matchday selections, even when fit.

Blind was sold by Ajax to United for £13.8 million shortly after the 2014 World Cup. Rumours surfaced this week that a return to the Dutch club was on the cards.

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Responding to Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, the 28-year-old, who is currently on holiday, said: “I cannot say much about it, but everyone knows what I think about Ajax.”

The publication explains that former United goalkeeper and current Ajax director Edwin van der Sar has been put forward to try and negotiate a deal, while it said that they’re prepared to pay was it termed an ‘English salary’.

That would suggest Blind does not need to take a pay cut to join Ajax, even though clubs in the Eredivisie don’t usually match salaries of the Premier League because they cannot afford to do so…


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