Manchester United are set to announce the £16million signing of Dutch defender Daley Blind today, Daily Star reports.

Blind passed his medical and the Red Devils will complete the transfer in the next few hours.

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Although naturally a defender, according to reports United manager Louis van Gaal is bringing Blind in to play in midfield.

However his versatility will be extremely useful for Van Gaal’s 3-5-2 setup, being able to play as a centre-back or a left wing-back.

“I don’t mind at all, as long as I get minutes on the field,” he said.

“Did I speak with Louis van Gaal in the last few days about the role I am going to play at United? We did have some informal contact, but the conversations which took place stay between him and me.

“I just want to be part of the team, in whatever role that is going to be, in defence or in midfield.”

The 24-year-old made 44 appearances for Ajax Amsterdam last season, scoring one goal.

 

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