Erik ten Hag has confirmed that Ajax is hoping to sign either Daley Blind from Manchester United or Boca Juniors Lisandro Magallan, not both. 

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Ajax are looking for an experienced centre-back this summer and have been heavily linked with Magallan for months, without success. Recently it has been confirmed that Ajax is now in talks with Manchester United in order to bring Daley Blind back to Amsterdam.

Speaking to the press on Sunday, Erik ten Hag said, ‘It will be either one or the other. I do not think that both are realistic.”

On Blind, he added, “A player with a lot of experience, in the Premier League and in the Dutch national team. Also, he is a stable personality. Like the arrival of Dusan Tadic, this also counts as a considerable effort for the club. We take care of everything, but it also depends on other parties.”

What position does Ten Hag see Blind playing should he return? “He can do well in both positions, both as a central defender and as a controlling midfielder. But what his position will depend on how others develop. “

On Magallan, Ten Hag concluded, “In the case of Magallán, we would have preferred him a few weeks ago. A player from a different continent, who then had the time to adapt optimally. He is still in the picture, but whether he actually comes is still unclear.”


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