By Chris Wright
Love is Blind
Just a few minutes ago, Manchester United have officially confirmed that they have reached a deal with Ajax over the transfer of Daley Blind.
The agreed fee for 24-year-old Blind, who can play in the defensive midfield role or on the left-hand side of the back-line, is believed to be about £14million.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) August 30, 2014
Now, by Ronald de Boer’s own admission (a man with a fairly well-placed source at Ajax), Blind probably isn’t going to pull up any trees at Old Trafford, but what he will bring is much-needed “calmness and awareness” to United’s defensive ranks.
Not a season-changing signing by any means, but with Louis van Gaal on a mission to thin out the United herd at the moment, Blind’s acquisition should be more than welcome – if only in a numerical sense!