Barcelona have maintained their “particular pastime” in signing Daley Blind from Manchester United subsequent summer season, consistent with studies from Spain.
Stories emerged final week suggesting that Ernesto Valverde used to be lining up Blind, who has made 11 begins this season, in its place for Javier Mascherano subsequent summer season.
The Dutchman’s contract expires in the summertime and he reportedly expects to be moved on by means of Jose Mourinho on the conclusion of the 2017/18 season.
And consistent with Spanish media outlet Marca, the Barcelona board are lining up Blind for a unfastened switch as soon as his contract – which presentations no indicators of being renegotiated – expires in June.
Blind’s time at Previous Trafford has perceived to have run its path following a normally certain 3 years, with even long-term outcast Luke Shaw now forward of him in Mourinho’s pecking order after an underwhelming few months – crystallised by means of that horrific show towards FC Basel in November.
Mourinho might certainly be making plans a miles wanted full-back revolution subsequent summer season – now not too dissimilar to what Manchester Town have performed with the likes of Benjamin Mendy, Kyle Walker, Danilo or even Fabian Delph – and Blind, who would complement Barcelona’s passing taste well, looks like a important element for expediting that procedure.