De Telegraaf have a rather big article in their Tuesday edition on Daley Blind, and his decreased prominence at Manchester United.
Blind has been less a part of Jose Mourinho’s plans during the current campaign, and his contract ends in June. Whilst Manchester United have the option to extend that by a further year, and the Dutch newspaper believe they’ll take it, Blind hasn’t yet been informed either way.
Everton fans may be familar with De Telegraaf as the newspaper Ronald Koeman writes a column for, and shared things with during his Everton tenure. Therefore, that they’ve stated Koeman considered signing Blind for Everton in the summer, but ultimately wasn’t able to, probably means it’s true.
‘At Everton the priority was a new striker’, explain De Telegraaf, but Koeman didn’t end up with that either.
With the Dutch manager now gone, he may well have taken the Blind interest with him, but should Everton be keen again next summer there’s likely to be a transfer fee to pay.
Able to play in midfield, central defence, or at left back, the 27 year old could be a good addition for several Premier League squads and Manchester United may be content to get back the money they paid Ajax, which would see Blind cost around £15m.