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Blind Completes United Transfer

Manchester United have completed the signing of Ajax Amsterdam defender, Daley Blind, for a fee of €17,5 million.

The Eredivise champions confirmed the move on Monday night, after the defender flew into Manchester on Sunday for his medical.

Blind says it is honour to sign for the Red Devils and is looking to working under Louis Van Gaal once again.

"It is a real honour to sign for Manchester United," Blind told the club's official website.

"I have been at Ajax since I was seven years old and I will always have very fond memories of the club and of my time there.

"Louis van Gaal is a tremendously talented coach, I have worked with him at Ajax and also for the Netherlands national team and I cannot wait to work with him at the biggest club in the world."

While the United boss added that he will be a great addition to the team.

"I am delighted Daley has signed for the club." said Van Gaal.

"He is a very intelligent and versatile footballer that can play in many positions.

"Daley is a great reader of the game, he has played under my philosophy over a number of years and he will be a great addition to the team."

The 24-year-old enjoyed a successful World Cup campaign under Van Gaal in Brazil, where he also managed to score two goals.

Blind is currently in the Netherlands, as he is set to receive the Dutch Eredivisie Player of the Year award for the 2013-2014 campaign.

The Dutchman is now United's fifth signing of the summer, following the arrivals of Ander Herrera, Luke Shaw, Marcos Rojo and Angel Di Maria.

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