Manchester United and Ajax have both confirmed that Daley Blind has signed a four-year deal with his boyhood club following a four-year spell at Old Trafford.
The versatile player has been strongly linked with Roma move since January but the 28-year-old has now ended up returning to Johan Cruyff Arena.
A statement read on Man United official website: “Daley Blind has completed a transfer from Manchester United back to former club AFC Ajax.”
“The versatile and technically-gifted Netherlands international has signed a four-year contract with his boyhood club in Amsterdam, from whom he initially joined the Reds in August 2014.”
“It goes without question that everyone at the club wishes Daley well for the future.”
Following the club’s announcement of his transfer, Daley posted a long message reflecting on his time at Old Trafford on his Twitter account.
“First of all I want to say how proud I am to be a part of the Manchester United family,” wrote Blind.
“To play for the biggest club in the world with such a history meant a lot to me. I had 4 great years with 4 trophies!”
“I want to thank everyone, the Managers, coaches, the medical department, everyone who helped me to settle in so quick at the beginning, of course, my teammates. And last but definitely not least the fans!”
“I want to thank you for all the love and support I received and still get. I will never forget some of the special games and moments, I will miss you ‘The Theatre of Dreams’! But now its time to go home.”
Blind scored six times in 141 appearances in all competitions during his time at United and has won four trophies, including the FA Cup and Europa League.
Ajax have announced that they have paid a transfer fee of € 16m to re-sign their academy product. And the fee can increase up to € 20.5m due to a series of performance-related bonuses.