Manchester United agree deal for Daley Blind - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
There is a growing feeling among the Manchester United supporters all over the world that United will actively try to sign few players before the transfer window closes. Even manager Louis van Gaal had hinted that Manchester United could involve in transfer activities in the next 48 hours.
According to reports in England and the Netherlands, Manchester United have agreed a£14 million fee for AFC Ajax defender Daley Blind. All that is left is for the player to agree to personal terms with the Premier League club, which is expected to be a formality.
Once the transfer isfinalized, Blind will become United's fifth signing of the summer; following the arrivals of Luke Shaw, Ander Herrera, Marcos Rojo and Angel Di Maria.
AFC Ajax director of football Marc Overmars has told the Dutch NewspaperDe Telegraafthat any club interested in signing Daley Blind will have to pay an "absolute top price" for the Netherlands international.
Blind has been a rumored target of Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal following the player's successful stint with Holland's national team during this summer's World Cup in Brazil.
Manchester United plan €82m spending spree after transfer blow - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Sky Sports have reported that Angel Di Maria set to touch down in England ahead of his record breaking £63.9m move to Manchester United. The report claims that the Argentine is set to have his medical today at lunchtime to finally complete his move to the Red Devils.
Manchester United plot move for Dutch versatile player - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Time is running out for Ed Woodward and Manchester United.
Manchester United are in dire need of reinforcement. They have been linked with some world class players but with less than 13 days to go before the window closes, it remains to be seen, whether United can land those targets.
Manchester United target keeping ‘options' open, could leave at the right price - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
It's no surprise that every Dutch player who performed well in the World Cup in Brazil is keen to reunite with Louis Van Gaal at Manchester United. Reports from the trusted and reliable English tabloid Guardian claim that Ajax star Daley Blind has expressed hisinterest to join the Red Devils should a substantial bid is tabled by the Red Devils.
World Cup Roundup: Five quarter-final stars linked with stunning summer transfers - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Five World Cup stars linked with blockbuster transfers this summer
Soccerlens Tom's World Cup Predictions: France v Germany + Brazil v Colombia
Quarter-Final Five: Top summer transfer fire-startersfrom the last eight
As we enter the latter stages of the 2014 World Cup, it is becoming clear that a select group of outstanding performers are to headline this summer's transfer window, which opened officially on Tuesday, as well as continue to compete for football's most prestigious prize.
Ajax are going to be hard pressed to outpace either FC Barcelona or Paris St Germain. However, they look comfortable for the Europa League spot at the moment. If they do drop into that competition, I fancy them to do well. The star man for them through the first two fixtures has been Danish internationalLasse Schöne.
3 to see: De Klassieker, Fla-Flu and a Premier League title duel is a post from: Just Football
It's another helter skelter ride of vicious derbies and early title clashes in this week's edition of Just Football'sThree to See column. The Premier League is set for another heavyweight battle, while Brazil and the Netherlands are gearing up for the renewal of hostilities in two of their biggest derbies.
The 10 Series 2014/15: 10 of the Eredivisie best young players to watch this season is a post from: Just Football
We've reviewed the most exciting young players to watch in 2013 from England, Italy, Spain, Germany, France, and The Netherlands. NowThe 10 Series is back with our 2014/15 edition thelowdown on 60 of the best young players in Europe this season.
In which, while Ajax youngster Anwar El Ghazi is awarded with the club's Goal of the Month trophy for August, goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen steals the show by scoring September's Goal of the Month in the background with a majestic, floating diving header...
Ajax Amsterdam präsentiert ein neues, absolut hässliches Trikot!!!
Der holländische Verein Ajax Amsterdam braucht auch mal wieder ein neues Trikot. Dafür hat Marketingchef Edwin van der Sar einige Spieler und den Trainer in sein Büro eingeladen, um ihnen das neue Trikot für die Saison 2014/2015 vorzustellen.
Netherlands manager Louis Van Gaal has named his 23-man squad for World Cup 2014.
Holland faces a difficult group at World Cup 2014, where they'll play Spain, Chile and Australia. But the Dutch have a strong squad filled with European experience despiteRafael van der Vaart pulling out of contention this week due to an injury.
O Boavista ainda não pontuou neste regresso Primeira Liga e a direcção do emblema axadrezado decidiu fazer um esforço no sentido de dar a Petit mais e melhores opções. E eis que surpreendeu ao assegurar a contratação de Quincy Owusu-Abeyie, um extremo esquerdo que admiro há muito mas que, aos 28 anos, nunca conseguiu verdadeiramente "explodir" e confirmar o talento que demonstrou precocemente.
It looks like the Arsenal captain is not going to change his mind about leaving the club. And recent transfer rumours suggest that Thomas Vermaelen has already agreed the personal terms of his potential transfer to Manchester United, where the new Dutch manager Louis van Gaal is apparently planning to use the Belgium international as [.
Analysis: How De Jong's injury nearly put Netherlands out of the World Cup - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Netherlands took on Mexico in the round of 16 game, going in as clear favourites to emerge victorious and set-up what would potentially be an 'easy' win to take them into the semi-finals of the competition.
How Daley Blind changed the game for Netherlands against Spain - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Four years back there was no gulf in class, there was no superior team, yes one was a higher placed favourite than the other but on paper they were closer than you'd imagine. It was an even affair, with two equally solid & disciplined teams with clear tactical identities.
Ronald Koeman heads the queue for Southampton job - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Although the club are keen to emphasise that no decision has yet been taken concerning a replacement for departed manager Mauricio Pochettino, former Holland international Ronald Koeman appears to be a clear favourite to secure the position.
Ajax 2014/15 Kits - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The Ajax 2014/15 kits, both home and away, have been unveiled, with the EredivisieChampions revealing the kits via a superb publicity stunt involving a number of players, and a beleaguered Frank de Boer.
The Ajax boss was invited along withSiem de Jong, Daley Blind andJasper Cillessen to get a sneak peek of what was billed as the 2014/15 kit, but it was actually a clever ploy to catch their reactions at being shown some abhorrent outfits (fakes, of course).
As shot by Dutch freelance cameramanBen de Graafusing his trusty hi-tech Movi steadicam frame, this footage ofthe pre-game formalitiesbefore Feyenoord's 0-1 home loss to Ajax at the weekend is so beautifully hyper-real that as Pies spotterBrian McClair's Ghost (possibly not his real name) puts it it looks more like a big budget intro from FIFA 15 than actual camera work.
The draw for UEFA Champions League 2014-15 has been completed and Barca has been drawn in to Group F along with PSG, Ajax and Apoel Nikosia. Like last season we will be meeting Dutch Champions Ajax again in Group stage. Ajax may possess some trouble but may not be able to harm us. The biggest test in Group stage will come in the clash with French Champions, PSG.
It was another week, another new forward for the Revolution on Monday after the club acquired Dutch international Geoffrey Castillion via free transfer.
Castillion, a 6-3, 170 lbs. striker, comes to Foxborough following a recent stint with Dutch Eredivisie side NEC Nijmegen, where he scored twice in nine appearances across league and tournament competition in 2014.
Ajax PSV 1-3 Highlights 2014 El Ghazi Depay Narsingh Jozefzoon Goals Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter
Ajax PSV 1-3 Highlights 2014 El Ghazi Depay Narsingh Jozefzoon Goals Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Ajax vs PSV 2014 (Ajax Amsterdam PSV Eindhoven VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Ajax vs PSV 1-3 (El Ghazi/Depay, Narsingh, Jozefzoon) Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam- 24 August, 2014- 15.
After a year and a half of penny pinching by Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley, it appears the Magpies are finally willing to spend in the transfer market.
The signing of Siem de Jong from Ajax was completed Tuesday for an undisclosed fee and the player was signed to a six-year contract. The 25 year-old club captain and midfielder scored 7 goals in 19 appearances during the 2013-2014 season for Ajax.
Is Aloysius Paulus Maria van Gaal an arrogant man? Probably. When playing for the Ajax reserves, the Amsterdam-born midfielder claimed that he deserved a chance in the first team, as he was better than the star man occupying the striker position Johan Cruyff.
While Louis van Gaal never emulated Cruyff as a footballer, he has been similarly successful as a manager.