Ajax youth team coach Richard Witschge has revealed Daley Blind has been training by himself and believes he will soon be leaving the club.
Blind, 24, impressed at the World Cup under Louis van Gaal and has consequently been linked with a move to Manchester United ever since.
A versatile player who is more than able to comfortably play at both left-back and defensive midfield, Blind could really add some depth to United’s ranks and Witschge feels it is only a matter of time before he leaves Ajax.
“He has been training by himself. I think he has done that, because there’s something going on.”
Blind showed his quality at the World Cup and any Dutch player from that squad would love to come and work underneath Van Gaal and by the sounds of it, Blind’s head may already be elsewhere.
As well as dropping not so subtle hints about the future of Blind, Witschge played under Van Gaal for one year at Ajax before he left the club and has recently been full of praise for his ex-boss, saying he is one of the best coaches in the world.
“Van Gaal is one of the best coaches in the world,” he told Sky Sports. “You’ve seen that at the World Cup and he knows how to fix a team.
“I really think after this World Cup he has emerged with the credit he deserves. He will earn the respect from his players because they all know he has vision and he goes for it.
“He also understands football and knows how to talk about it. That is what will make him click with the players.”