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Ajax terminate Dutch defender Daley Blind’s contract 

Ajax have released a statement announcing they have terminated Daley Blind’s contract.

The Dutch defender lost his place under Alfred Schreuder this season, despite being a prominent fixture for the Eredivisie giants in previous years.

The 32-year-old has made more than 300 appearances in his two spells at Ajax while winning seven Eredivisie titles.

The ex-Manchester United star was part of the Ajax side that reached the semi-finals of the 2018/19 Champions League campaign under Erik ten Hag.

Blind had been a regular for the Dutch giants this season before being overlooked by Schreuder in the final games before the World Cup.

“Over the course of the last few days, we reached an agreement with Daley to terminate his contract,” Ajax executive Edwin van der Sar said. 

“I hope he can find another club to end his successful career with. Together with Daley, we have decided on a match in the ArenA where he can say a proper goodbye to the supporters.”

Blind started all the games in the World Cup 2022, where the Netherlands reached the quarter-finals before losing to eventual champions Argentina.

It has been reported that the former Red Devils star could join Belgian outfit Royal Antwerp on a free transfer.

Blind will have a chance to reunite with his compatriot Mark van Bommel, the head coach of Antwerp, and football director Marc Overmars, who previously worked at Ajax.

Ajax are second in Eredivisie this season, and they will face NEC Nijmegen next week when the league resumes after the World Cup break.

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