Newly-appointed Inter Milan boss Frank De Boer has admitted he’s following Daley Blind’s situation at Manchester United and has left the door open for a future move for the Netherlands international.
“We have a lot of good defenders, but we’ll see,” De Boer told Gazzetta Dello Sport. “But I like him as a player for sure, he’s fantastic.”
“He’s very happy at Man United though and played in the Community Shield. Of course, any of my ex-players at Ajax are guys I like to keep an eye on and watch them very closely.
“I do the same with [Christian] Eriksen, [Toby] Alderweireld, all of those guys. I like to follow them and I do the same with Daley Blind. I know his situation and I think he’s very happy and playing with confidence, but we’ll see in the future.”
Blind, who started for United in the Community Shield game against Leicester City one week ago, was heavily linked with a move away from the club earlier this summer, but he now looks set to stay.
He’s expected to keep his starting place for United’s Premier League season opener at Bournemouth later today.
The versatile Netherlands international, who can play at centre-back, left-back and also in midfield, left Ajax for United two years ago for a fee of £14m.
Mourinho was reportedly keen to offload him this summer, but it seems like the Portuguese manager has changed his mind and even praised Blind’s performance in the victory over Leicester City.
Players like Daley Blind are extremely useful as it’s always important to have versatility in your squad.
United are reportedly keen to sign an experienced centre-back this month, but Blind is still expected to remain at Old Trafford this season.