Are Saints Going Blind In The Transfer Market ?
Friday, 5th Jan 2018 10:34
The whisper in the football industry is that Manchester United are willing to offload Daley Blind and that Southampton might be his destination.
Daley Blind is not in Jose Mourinho's long term plans and he is happy to let the Dutchman depart in the transfer window.
Saints were linked with Blind before he went to Old Trafford back in August 2014, but the lure of Old Trafford was too much for him back then.
His time at United was solid up to the arrival of Mourinho and then he started to fall out of favour, this season he has only started 3 league games plus another 2 as sub being used mainly in the Champions League and the League cup.
He was due to be out of contract at United at the end of this season but they have recently invoked a 1 year extension clause meaning he is now tied in till the summer of 2019, they appear to have done this purely to allow them to get some financial gain when he does leave rather than feeling he has any long term future.
He could again be a target for Saints, he would be ideal to form a partnership with fellow countryman Wesley Hoedt in the centre of defence but like many Dutchmen he is also able to play in oher positions including left back and in midfield.
His wages would not be a problem he is on £70k a week at Old Trafford and would perhaps take a slight drop, likewise his fee would not be too far above the £14 million United paid in 2014.
Hw would appear to tick all the boxes for Saints given his quality, age, wages and transfer fee.
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