With less than a week before the summer transfer window draws to a close, Manchester United are still yet to secure the move they were believed to be in the process of making for Ajax defender Daley Blind, according to the player’s representative.
Since the end of the Summer World Cup, it has been highly publicised that Netherlands coach Louis Van Gaal was setting about his business of bringing Dutch defender Daley Blind to his new club Manchester United. But, with six days to deadline day, reports have surfaced stating that the Manchester giants are still yet to contact the 24-year-old’s club – Erdivisie champions Ajax – in order to set the wheels in motion.
Blind’s agent Rob Jansen made the revelations on talkSport earlier today: ‘At this moment Manchester United have not been in touch with me or Ajax about Daley and I’m not sitting here waiting for the call.”
Should the Red Devils pull their finger out, the have the chance of securing a much-needed defender with major tournament-winning experience who gives them options at the back including centre and left-back positions.
Since the club have sold their three experienced back-four veterans this summer – captain Nemanja Vidic along with Rio Ferdinand and Patrice Evra – United proved in their opening Premier League fixture that they are not the robust side defensively that Van Gaal requires in order to get last season’s 7th place runners-up competing for the top three of four this season.
Their 2-1 defeat to minnow side Swansea at Old Trafford marked the end of a 42-year run of successful opening fixtures – they had not lost a debut home game since 1972.