Ajax director Marc Overmars has revealed that Manchester United sealed their deal for Daley Blind via email instead of face to face negotiations.

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blind-mufc-jjdThe defender, who impressed United at the 2014 World Cup, moved to the Premier League giants later that summer for a fee in the region of €18 million.

Speaking to De Telegraaf, Ajax sporting director Marc Overmars revealed that the negotiations for Blind took place via email with Manchester United immediately agreeing to their transfer fee.

Overmars said, “In the past, a transfer like Daley Blind’s to Manchester United was precluded by lengthy negotiations.

“We did not even sit down around the table now. The entire transfer was done by email.

“When Manchester United agreed to meet our asking price, I asked our financial director and legal department to deal with the paper work and that was it.

“That just goes to show big clubs like Manchester United do not get overly worried about such big transfer fees.”

Blind played his 100th match for Manchester United in the 4-0 win over Feyenoord on Thursday.

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