Manchester United utility player Daley Blind has become ‘irritated’ by the rumours about his future, according to newspaper reports in his homeland.
Blind has been linked with a move to Italy for most of the year and a transfer to Roma in January never materialised. He is widely tipped to leave Old Trafford this summer and is currently on international duty with Holland, where De Telegraaf have suggested that the left-footed star is growing annoyed with the talk.
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The ex-Ajax player at his club Manchester United has not been in the plans of José Mourinho for months and – although the club management has clarified the one-sided option and extended his contract until mid-2019 – has to make a transfer this summer. Last January, AS Roma was very concrete for the 54-fold international that is now being coveted by Internazionale.
But even more important than playing in the spotlight of the Italian top clubs was in Turin for Blind to convince Koeman that he is – just like Jasper Cillessen, Van Dijk, Georginio Wijnaldum and Ryan Babel – a certainty in the Dutch team. In the country, where defending was elevated to art, he had to be a defensive male.
It is clear that a quick departure at Manchester United can only help him. Then he is also freed from the questions about his status, which start to irritate him. After the Italy-Netherlands had ended, an extremely uncomfortable interview took place with the reporter from TV channel Veronica, who asked whether Blind was ‘searching’ because of his long absence from United.
On 9 September – when the Dutch Team joins the Nations League in France – it appears whether Blinder’s performance against the Italians was good enough and whether a new employer holds him in the base of the Orange squad.