Daley Blind is ‘poised for a shock transfer to Bayern Munich’ after the former Manchester United defender terminated his contract with Ajax six months early to become a free agent.
Daley Blind is reportedly set to complete a surprise free transfer to Bayern Munich in the coming days.
The former Manchester United star recently agreed to terminate his contract with Ajax six months early to become a free agent, closing the curtain on four trophy-laden years at his boyhood club.
Since then, the Dutch international has been linked with numerous clubs, but it seems the defender has found his new club in Bayern.
Daley Blind (pictured) is reportedly set to complete a surprise free transfer to Bayern Munich.
Blind (right) agreed to terminate his contract with Ajax six months early to become a free agent
The 32-year-old will undergo his medical with the Bundesliga giants to complete his move, according to the athletic.
The same report suggests that he will initially sign a contract at the club until the end of the season, with an option for a one-year extension.
Blind, who was a regular for the Netherlands during the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, will bolster boss Julian Nagelsmann’s options in both defense and midfield as the German giants look to secure an 11th straight Bundesliga title.
Blind will bolster Bayern boss Julian Nagelsmann’s options both in defense and in midfield.
He’ll be a big boost with injuries to key players like Lucas Hernandez and Manuel Neuer already prior to their return to league action, so he could be a great addition to replace Hernandez.
Blind came through Ajax’s academy, making 333 appearances for the Amsterdam club between two four-year spells at the club, from 2008 to 2014 and then from 2018 to 2022, where they became Eredivisie champions on seven different occasions.
He has also won the KNVB Cup and the Johan Cruyff shield twice, while also being named Ajax player of the year in 2013 before Eredivisie player of the year in 2014. Blind scored 13 goals for Ajax.
Between his two spells at Ajax, Blind enjoyed a four-year stint at Old Trafford, where he won the FA Cup, the Carabao Cup, the Europa League and the Community Shield with José Mourinho, the last silverware the clubs have won. Red Devils.
The 32-year-old was crowned Eredivisie champion seven different times at Ajax.
Blind posted an emotional farewell after terminating his contract earlier, which read: ‘With a heavy heart and tears in my eyes, I have to say goodbye to the club.
‘The inhabitants of Amsterdam are usually direct and demanding. That is also allowed, I like that and that’s why I can always be honest with you. Together we have a special relationship and that was not always easy for me.
“Sometimes I felt like I was playing against some of you, and sometimes I felt like I got criticized a little faster than a lot of other players.
That’s not why I’m leaving at all. I am also grateful to you. The times you sang my name I got goosebumps over and over again. I am proud to have been a part of this. It was an incredible time.
“This is how I did not imagine my end at Ajax, but due to ‘circumstances’ it turned out like this. I hope the right moment will come to say goodbye to you. Make sure that Ajax remains Ajax.