Permanently blind to Bayern Munich, making him a free transfer

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Daley Blind signed a six-month contract with Bayern Munich. The Germans do not have to pay Blind a transfer fee, because his contract was terminated by Ajax last month. The left leg will travel with Bayern Munich to Qatar on Friday, where a training camp will be held.

“I can’t wait to play here,” Blind told Bayern’s website. “We still have the most important part of the season ahead. Bayern Munich can win any title. The thirst for titles at this club was decisive in my decision-making. I hope with my experience that I can help Bayern Munich.”

Goodbye Ajax

Ajax is the club for which Blind played in the youth academy and made his debut in the main team in 2008. After a rental spell at FC Groningen in the spring of 2010 and four years at Manchester United (2014-2018), he returned to Amsterdam in the summer of 2018.

In the last matches before the winter break, Blind could no longer count on a starting place at Ajax. The relationship with coach Alfred Schroeder could have been disrupted in part because of this. This, in turn, led to the termination of the contract.

Daly’s Ajax years for the blind

Blind played over 300 matches for Ajax and won eleven trophies with the team from Amsterdam (including the national championship seven times). He also reached the Champions League semi-finals in 2019. In his four years at Manchester United, he won four trophies.

In Munich, the blind meet many old acquaintances. He played with Matthijs de Ligt, Ryan Gravenberch and Naseer Mazraoui at Ajax.

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