According to recent reports, Arsene Wenger is quite keen on a supposed Manchester United outcast Daley Blind. Reports earlier this month suggested that New Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho had deemed former Chelsea man Juan Mata and Daley Blind surplus to requirements at old Trafford.
The news was first made public by Steve Bates of the Sunday People, claiming that Arsenal manger Arsene Wenger was a big fan of the Dutch midfielder/defender Daley Blind and had asked the club to prepare table a bid incase Jose Mourinho actually wanted to sell him.
The Sport Review reported in the early hours of Tuesday morning, that the Gunners are now breakaway favorites to sing the Manchester United outcast Blind.
“Arsenal are the favorites to sign Daley Blind from Manchester United this summer…”
“…the bookmakers have made Arsenal the 3/1 favorites to sign Blind before the close of the summer transfer window”.
The Dutch man signed from Dutch side Ajax in 2014 for a fee of £13.8 million, he is expected to cost Arsenal £16 million should the Gunners wish to sign him.
Although the defender is not considered World class, his passing ability and versatility would make him a great signing for the Gunners and would certainly strengthen Arsene Wenger’s side next season.