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FC Barcelona Rumors: Daley Blind Connected to Club

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Photo via Daley Blind (athlete) Facebook page.

Earlier today, according to SBNation, Daley Blind is the next target on FC Barcelona’s summer transfer list. The Dutch and Ajax defenseman is quite versatile and can play many different positions on the field. Blind can move to central defender, left-back and left-midfielder which will fit perfectly with FC Barcelona’s game plan. The reports came after Blind has reportedly been vacationing in Barcelona. Now either that seems a bit fishy or that Blind is conducting business. Whatever it may be, Blind may be striking it rich with FC Barcelona.

This move makes sense in FC Barcelona’s case. La Liga rival, Real Madrid, has been reloading and has signed Toni Kroos and James Rodriguez which makes Real Madrid the best team in the world. Also, FC Barcelona is currently appealing a ban that would restrict any targets to come to FC Barcelona, so now is a good time to try and load up on targets. FC Barcelona has signed Luis Suarez and will continue to look for more players to join the ranks.

With Blind in mind, FC Barcelona has been quite interested in the Dutch defender after his successful spell in the 2014 World Cup. The 24-year-old has intangibles that he can bring to FC Barcelona and excel. Blind is young, versatile and can score goals by advancing from the defensive back line.

With all this talk regarding Blind and being linked to FC Barcelona, the hype will spread to many other teams in Europe. For example, Louis Van Gaal and Manchester United have been reportedly interested in Blind based on the Dutch connection between the manager and defender. Blind is an interesting commodity in the eyes of front offices and will be considered one of the top rising talents to grace European football. For Blind, this is an ideal opportunity and will have to weigh his decision accordingly.

Collin Ruby is a writer for StoppageTimeSoccer.com, “Follow” him on Twitter @Collin_Ruby and “Like” him on Facebook

 

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