Ajax manager Erik ten Hag has confirmed his club are interested in sealing the transfer of Manchester
United left-back 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, which lead to interest from Louis van Gaal, and a return to Amsterdam makes sense for a player who’s never fully settled in the Premier League.
For all his technical ability, Blind never really cut the mustard for a club of United’s size in England. Too light or too slow, he’d be better off playing in the less competitive Eredivisie.
Still, manager Jose Mourinho may have opted to keep Blind around for squad depth as he’s capable of filling in at centre-back, left-back and midfield.
Ajax boss Ten Hag is keen on the 28-year-old and has been quoted by Sky Sports as talking up his side’s interest as they work hard on bringing him back to the club 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.”