Friday 03 February 2023

Daley Blind to leave Ajax transfer free after 333 matches

Daley Blind with the championship trophy earlier this year. Photo: Olaf Kraak ANP

As expected, defender Daley Blind and Ajax have reached a deal on ending his contract, leaving the player open to a free transfer to the club of his choice.

The Telegraaf reported earlier this month that Blind, 32, had submitted the request before the World Cup. His contract is due to end next summer.

Blind returned to Amsterdam in 2018 after a spell at Manchester United and had a key role in the team that went on to win the Dutch league title in 2019, 2021 and 2022.  In total, Blind has turned out 333 times for Ajax, scoring 13 goals for the club.

Antwerp is thought to be one of the clubs after Blind. His father Danny is also leaving the Ajax supervisory board.

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