It’s no surprise that Daley Blind has been linked with a move away from Manchester United after making only seven league appearances last season.

The Netherlands international is one of the players Jose Mourinho could look to replace this summer.

Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld has said that he would one day like Daley Blind to return to Ajax.

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The Belgium star was a team-mate of the United full-back in Amsterdam and believes that it is a real possibility the Dutchman could one day return there.

However, he didn’t say anything about playing with Blind at United… That would have set the headlines alight.

Alderweireld has suggested Blind would be welcomed back at Ajax.

“Daley is a great guy. We did not just play together, but also went to school together. He is a proper Amsterdammer,” he told De Telegraaf.

“It is nice for both parties involved that he has said he would be open to a return – if it happens.”

Blind, 28, played over 100 Eredivisie matches for the Dutch giants, scoring three goals.

He left the club in 2014 to join up with Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford and has been at United since.

But he has found his opportunities to impress limited under current manager Mourinho, although for a lot of that time Blind was ruled out with injuries.