Despite the continuous reports in the English media, Ajax left-back Daley Blind insists has not heard the rumours linking him with a potential transfer to Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United, although he has stated he would consider a move if a ‘nice option becomes available’ writes Will Burns.
Reports indicate that new Man Utd boss Van Gaal is keen to add the 24-year-old to his squad at Old Trafford after he played a starring role in Holland’s unexpected progession to the semi-finals of the World Cup this past summer in Brazil.
Talking to Fox Sports Nederland after today’s 3-1 win away to AZ Alkmaar, Blind denied any suggestions linking him to the Red Devils said: “I have nothing to report, I’m happy here at Ajax.”
Although the defender refused to rule out the possibility of leaving the Amsterdammers if the right club approached him: “I certainly don’t need to leave and I am happy with all the support I receive here but if a nice option becomes available, then we’ll talk and then we’ll see.”
Blind has been with the reigning Eredivisie champions since the age of 8 years old and head coach Frank de Boer has already admitted that the club would not stand in Blind’s way if they received a suitable offer this summer for him.
Last week De Boer spoke to De Telegraaf and said: “We all know that if there is a price that we could not refuse, if that is offered then we’ll wish him all the best. But I have not heard anything so far, so I am assuming that he will still stay for another year.
Although De Boer did suggest that he thinks the player is ready for a big move: “I think it’s best for him, but on the other hand if the temptation is there, if such a big club comes in, he could adapt well.”
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