Bayern Munich Sign Ajax Defender Daley Blind


Bayern Munich has roped in Netherlands midfielder Daley Blind, the club announced on Thursday evening.

The Former Manchester United player’s contract will run until the end of the season, with the possibility of an extension.

Daley Blind and Dutch club Ajax terminated his contract by mutual consent in December, six months before it was due to expire, officially becoming a free agent.

The Defender said he was thrilled to join the German champions ahead of the business end of the season.

“I can hardly wait to play here. We’ve got the most important part of the season coming up, where it’s about titles – and a club like Bayern can win every trophy,” Blind said.

“The hunger for titles here at the club was key in my decision. I hope I can bring my experience to help the team.”

In a statement on the club’s website, Bayern Sporting Director Hasan Salihamidzic welcomed the new arrival.

“We’re delighted that Daley is joining our team. Daley is a versatile defender, capable of playing on the left or in the center.

“He has great international experience and leadership qualities. I’m sure he’ll help us.”

Blind, who came up through the Ajax academy before playing 333 games with the senior side, won the Eredivisie title seven times and the Dutch Cup twice.

He played 99 times for the Netherlands National team and played in each of the side’s five games at the World Cup in Qatar, scoring in their Round of 16 victory over the United States.

The Dutch Man had a four-year stint at Manchester United, bagging the Europa League, FA Cup and League Cup.

Bayern Munich re-start their Bundesliga campaign away at RB Leipzig on January 20th and meet French champions Paris Saint Germaine in the Champions League Round of 16 clash on February 14.


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