According to reports in The Sun, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is ready to sell £14m-rated Dutch defender Daley Blind as part of a huge summer clear-out, and Premier League rivals West Ham United should move to snap him up.
Well, The Sun says that after a trophy-less season Mourinho is ready to move the deadwood out of his squad, with Anthony Martial, Luke Shaw and Matteo Darmian all set to go alongside Blind, who earns £75,000-a-week according to the Daily Mail.
The Sun says that Mourinho will be able to spend all of the money he receives from incoming transfers this summer, and the 28-year-old Netherlands international is rated at £14m by the Red Devils.
Meanwhile, West Ham United are set to appoint Manuel Pellegrini, whom Irons fans on Twitter are keen to see link up with £140,000-a-week attacker next season, as their new manager and may make some big changes in the transfer market themselves this summer, with the centre-back, left-back and left wing-back positions specific areas that could be prioritised for new signings.
It was a tough campaign for the Dutchman, who fell completely out of favour under Mourinho at Old Trafford.
The 28-year-old only made 17 appearances in all competitions – with six of those coming in the Champions League and with just 360 minutes of playing time in the Premier League – as he found himself behind the likes of Ashley Young and Luke Shaw in the pecking order for the left-back spot.
The versatile player can play as a left-back, left wing-back, centre-back and defensive midfielder, and that fact and the quality he has means he could be in demand this summer.
He certainly would.
Blind is hugely experienced and the fact that he can play in so many positions is a huge plus.
The 28-year-old would certainly be considered by many to be an upgrade on Aaron Cresswell and Arthur Masuaku in those positions on the left-hand side of the pitch – whether it be centre-back, full-back or wing-back – and the fact that he could be available for just £14m in this day and age mean that the east London club should waste no time in snapping him up as Pellegrini’s first signing.