Manchester United are on the verge of sealing their sixth signing of the summer as boss Louis Van Gaal revealed to the press that Daley Blind is to have a medical after agreeing on a £13.8 million fee.
The Dutch international has been heavily linked with a move to the Red Devils this summer amid United’s need to add better quality players to their squad this summer.
Daley Blind has long been earmarked for a move due to his connections with Van Gaal, and with the move all-but sealed the 24-year-old finally spoke out on what it means to represent the Manchester club.
"I am very proud, it is one of the biggest clubs in the world," He said speaking to Fox Sports.
The big question on everyone’s lips regarding his transfer is where Van Gaal intends to play him, given that the Ajax star is renowned for his versatility at the back and in a defensive midfield role.
When posed the question, Blind responded by suggesting he would be happy to help out in whichever position is required and asked of him by the boss. "Where do I play? That I do not care, I'm easy."
Blind’s agent Rob Jansen, however, also spoke to Fox Sports last night and indulged further on Blind’s possible role at Old Trafford by revealing to the Dutch press what position his client is likely to occupy in Van Gaal’s renowned 3-5-2 formation.
Blind's agent Rob Jansen told Fox Sports that Louis van Gaal plans to use Blind in midfield, in a "controlling" role.— Dutch Football (@football_oranje) agosto 30, 2014
The current Dutch Footballer of the Year’s imminent move puts an end to a 16-year affiliation with boyhood club Ajax.
During his time at the Eredivisie giants, Blind has made 146 appearances in all competitions and helped the club win four straight top-flight titles.