Manchester United need new players. But it is not simply a case of throwing money at the problem. Louis van Gaal needs to ensure he signs the right players.
With time running out on another transfer window, the Dutchman has less and less time to bring in the quality centre-back and the box-to-box midfielder United desperately need.
But United have at least agreed a fee for a player who can do a little bit of both, in the form of Daley Blind.
The Netherlands international can play as a left-back, a central defender and a defensive midfielder, and it is in the latter position that he is expected to feature most regularly for United.
Anyone who watched him at the World Cup will know van Gaal has signed a very good player who will be an improvement on the likes of Darren Fletcher and Tom Cleverley. But fans will still be hoping the club springs a major surprise or two before the close of business on Monday night.
With Blind nearing a move to United, we took to Twitter to see what their fans thought about the deal, and you can read a selection of what we found below:
@Blinddaley set to join united! Let's get that Persie and Blind combo underway!— aV Acid (@Antogg_1996) August 31, 2014
Excited for Daley blind though though a left back, kid is a natural DM/CM, which spells good news for us!— JuStingray (@Stingrayling) August 31, 2014
No sure Daley Blind is what we need. Hope we get De Jong though.— SarcasticDerkhead (@Tom_Wallbank) August 31, 2014
Daley Blind is a signing thats come in under the radar in many ways, but its the one I'm most excited about! #MUFC— Football Crazy (@Footbcrazy) August 31, 2014
Exciting to be on the verge of signing Daley Blind. Had an excellent World Cup, adaptable, knows what LVG wants, and wants to be at #MUFC— Charles & Dan (@TheBusbyBoys) August 30, 2014
Daley Blind for €18m (£14.2m) could be our bargain of the summer, great player, bags of quality and can play in three positions if needed.— Chris (@Chris251197) August 30, 2014