Manchester United target Toby Alderweireld all-for Daley Blind’s Ajax return

by Alex Turk

Manchester United transfer target Toby Alderweireld has approved of Daley Blind‘s rumoured return to Dutch Eredivisie side Ajax.

There is expected to be an exodus at Man United following the completion of the World Cup in Russia, and Blind is amongst those with uncertain futures at Old Trafford.

Matteo Darmian, Luke Shaw, Juan Mata and Anthony Martial are said to be at the most risk of departing ahead of the 2018-19 campaign.

Tottenham Hotspur defender Alderweireld was asked about his long-term friend’s future whilst representing Belgium at the summer tournament, and told De Telegraaf: “Daley is a great guy. We did not just play together, but also went to school together.

“He is a proper Amsterdammer. It is nice for both parties involved that he has said he would be open to a return – if it happens.”

Both Alderweireld and Blind broke into the Ajax first team during the 2008-09 season and remained at the 33-time title winners together for a further four years before the former signed for Atletico Madrid.

Blind was signed by Dutch boss Louis van Gaal at United a year later, but has fallen down in Jose Mourinho’s estimations and was limited to just seven Premier League appearances last season.

Whilst Blind could be on his way out, Alderweireld is thought to be one of Mourinho’s top centre-back targets this summer and could arrive at United before the new campaign kicks off.

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