Blind move agreed as Man Utd make small profit on defender

Daley Blind is expected to finalise his return to Ajax in the coming days after Manchester United announced they have agreed terms of his sale with the Dutch club.

The 28-year-old Holland international swapped the Amsterdam giants for Old Trafford four years ago in a £14million deal.

Blind made 141 appearances for United over that period, but only played seven Premier League matches last term as he was phased out of Jose Mourinho’s first-team picture.

Talks over a return to Ajax have been ongoing for some time and finally an agreement has been reached.

And he is now set to head home, with United writing on Twitter:

A deal worth an initial €16million (£14.1m) is understood to have been agreed. Add-ons could see the fee rise to €21million (£18.5m).

The Dutch side have already signed Southampton’s Dusan Tadic this summer and landed in England for a pre-season training camp on Saturday.

Blind would be United’s first high-profile sale of the summer, although captain Michael Carrick retired and joined Mourinho’s coaching staff.

Highly-rated Porto full-back Diogo Dalot, Shakhtar Donetsk’s Brazil international Fred and veteran Stoke goalkeeper Lee Grant have all joined United this summer.


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