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Fußball-Bundesliga: Daley Blind bringt dem FC Bayern viel Erfahrung ins Team

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Status: 06.01.2023 2:35 p.m

Daley Blind was hardly on the market when Bayern struck. You have signed a tremendously experienced man.

Sometimes everything happens very quickly – also and especially in professional football. It had only just become known that Daley Blind had terminated his contract with Ajax Amsterdam when FC Bayern struck. Blind was offered, contacted, signed by his advisor and is already traveling to the training camp in Qatar with Bayern today, Friday.

“Hunger for titles” decisive

And there was also an official press release: “I can’t wait to play here. We are now facing the most important part of the season, which is about the titles – and a club like FC Bayern can win any trophy “said the 32-year-old, who signed a contract until the end of the season.

The “hunger for titles” in the club was “crucial” for his decision: “I hope I can bring my experience to help the team and I will give everything for Bayern Munich.” Blind plays with a defibrillator that was inserted in him in 2019 after a myocarditis.

FC Bayern is on its way to the training camp in Qatar. Also on board is newcomer Daley Blind. On the other hand, Noussair Mazraoui is not there. CEO Oliver Kahn wants to reassess interests when it comes to sponsorship contracts.

Backup left rear

The 99-time national player, who played for “Oranje” in all five games at the World Cup in Qatar until the quarter-finals were eliminated, comes to FC Bayern as a backup for various defensive positions after Lucas Hernández was out. First and foremost, he should be intended for the left-back post – as a backup for Alphonso Davies.

A lot of experience: backup for Alphonso Davies

He had played 333 competitive games for Ajax. The son of former defender Danny Blind, he won the Eredivisie seven times and the domestic cup twice.

Four years at Manchester United

He also represented Manchester United from 2014 to 2018 and triumphed in the Europa League in 2017 when England beat Ajax 2-0 in the final. A year later he returned to Amsterdam.

He had also been trained there. He joined the Ajax youth academy in 1998 at the age of eight and received his first professional contract at the end of 2008. After initial difficulties (he was loaned out to FC Groningen for half a year in 2010), he made it into the Ajax starting eleven in 2011. Then in 2014 it was sold to England for around 16 million euros. In 2018 he returned to Ajax for around 20 million euros.

Farewell with “pain and tears”

There are only rumors about why Blind left his “favourite club”, as he calls Ajax himself. According to them, he already fell out with coach Alfred Schreuder in the fall. He sorted him out of the starting eleven and used younger players.

“It is with pain in my heart and tears in my eyes that I have to say goodbye to you and the club. I have always given everything for you and for our club. So there is no club I would have preferred to play for than Ajax” – so Blind said goodbye to the Ajax fans in an open letter. He kept quiet about the reasons for the move: “I hadn’t imagined my end at Ajax like this, but due to ‘circumstances’ it happened that way.”

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