Everton should abandon Lindelof pursuit in favour of Daley Blind

Manchester United's Swedish defender Victor Lindelof applauds the fans following the UEFA Champions League Group A football match between Manchester United and Basel at Old Trafford in...

Everton are reportedly keen on signing Manchester United's Victor Lindelof after one season with the club, but should they be looking elsewhere?

Daley Blind of Manchester United in action during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Watford at Old Trafford on May 13, 2018 in Manchester, England.

Everton are said to be readying a bid for Manchester United's Victor Lindelof after just a single season at Old Trafford, as Marco Silva looks to mould his new club, according to reports from the Daily Mirror.

The Portuguese boss is said to have identified the Toffees' defence as an area in vital need of improvement this summer, and the 23-year-old United man has been targeted after a turbulent start to life with the Red Devils.

An impending bid of £35 million is reportedly being readied by Silva, but Jose Mourinho is considered unlikely to accept after just one season, having brought the player from Benfica for £31.5 million.

Victor Lindelof of Manchester United holds off Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Danny Welbeck of Arsenal  during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford on...

Perhaps Everton should turn their attention to another defender in need of regular game-time at the club.

Daley Blind has seriously fallen down the pecking order in Mourinho's second season at the helm, having made a meagre 17 appearances in all competitions, and Everton could offer the Dutchman a route out of Old Trafford.

The versatile 28-year-old would inject instant quality in the Blues' ranks, having won the accolade of 2014 Eredivisie Player of the Year, and he fits the mould of player Silva is looking to bring more progressive and attractive football back to the club.

Daley Blind of Manchester United and Kasper Dolberg of Ajax battle for possession during the UEFA Europa League Final between Ajax and Manchester United at Friends Arena on May 24, 2017 in...

Blind arguably possesses the best passing from defence of any defender in the league and has displayed intelligent and balanced performances when given the chance to play.

He is undoubtedly too good to be resigned to the United reserves and could prosper alongside Michael Keane at Everton next term, as he approaches his prime years.  

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