Ajax are eager to re-sign defender Daley Blind from Manchester United if the Dutch side fail to recruit Boca Juniors centre-back Lisandro Magallan, the Eredivisie club’s manager Erik ten Hag has said.
Sources told ESPN FC last week that United are open to selling Blind and teammate Matteo Darmian, but will not let them leave on the cheap.
Blind, who progressed through Ajax’s youth system and made over 100 senior appearances for the senior side, joined United in 2014 but has struggled for regular playing time under Jose Mourinho.
“We are doing everything, but it also depends on other parties,” Ten Hag is quoted as saying by Sky Sports about his desire to sign the 28-year-old Blind.
Ten Hag made reference to Boca defender Magallan, who has been at the club since 2012, helping them retain Argentina’s top-flight title last season.
“He [Magallan] is still in the picture, but whether he actually arrives is still unclear,” Ten Hag said. “It will be either one of Magallan or Blind. Both of them do not seem realistic.”