Manchester United to sanction move for Dutch left-back

Manchester United will reportedly sanction the sale of Daley Blind at the end of the current campaign. The Netherlands international was handed a 12-month extension via a clause on his contract, but it appears that the move was basically done to recoup most of the £14m sum paid to Ajax four years ago.

According to The Mirror, the Red Devils are expected to cash in on the defender during the summer with AS Roma deemed favourites to acquire his signature. The Giallorossi had failed with a temporary move during the winter transfer window, and they are now being fancied to come up with straight-cash deal for Blind, whose contract expires in 2019.

Blind has fallen down the pecking order under Jose Mourinho as the season has gone on. The Dutchman started the season as a regular in the Premier League before being assigned with Champions League duties, but he is currently behind the likes of Ashley Young and Luke Shaw for the left-back spot.

Mourinho has also avoided utilising Blind at the heart of the defence, and he appears certain to pursue a fresh challenge in the summer alongside another recruit from Louis van Gaal’s time in Matteo Darmian. Blind has failed to make a single appearance for United since January 5 with an ankle problem.




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