Transfer News: Juan Mata welcomes Daley Blind to Manchester United
Last Updated: 01/09/14 10:57am
Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata has welcomed both Daley Blind and Argentina international Angel di Maria to the club.
Di Maria arrived at Old Trafford from European champions Real Madrid last week for a British record fee of £59.7m.
Ajax confirmed the club had accepted a fee of around £14m for Blind, who was withdrawn from their squad for Sunday's trip to Groningen.
The 24-year-old was in Manchester over the weekend for a medical, as United boss Louis van Gaal looks to strengthen his squad ahead of the 11pm transfer deadline.
"As you read this, many things are happening before the transfer window expires today," wrote Mata on his official website.
"Here I would like to welcome Di María and Blind to the club. I am sure these two players will give a lot to us and will strengthen the team.
"We already know what Angel is capable of, his ability and dribbling skills, and Daley has a great touch and is very intelligent, as he showed during the World Cup."
United are expected to make a statement later this afternoon to confirm the arrival of the Netherlands defender.
A statement from United on Sunday read: "Manchester United is delighted to announce it has reached agreement with Ajax to sign Daley Blind, subject to a medical and personal terms.
"A further announcement will be made when the process is complete."
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