The Sun have Manchester United fans in the Football Transfer Tavern looking up with expressions of resignation on their faces as it seems they will be forced to overpay for another transfer target.
The Red Devils have been linked with Ajax’s Daley Blind all summer long and now as the transfer window edges slowly closer to slamming shut, clubs will now have to pay a premium price to land their top targets.
As Ajax supremo Marc Overmars already noted, the Dutch club are looking to get top dollar for the versatile defender and it seems that figure could well rise as high as £20 million.
That is a price that the majority of punters in the tavern think is a little bit inflated but one that Louis van Gaal would probably be forced into paying given the sorry state of his current squad.
Blind is not an unknown quantity to van Gaal and as our punters note, the Dutchman knows exactly what to expect and we think this fact will convince him to put his hand in his pocket and sign the Netherlands international from the Amsterdam Arena.
The Red Devils have of course already brought Ander Herrera, Luke Shaw, Marcos Rojo and Angel Di Maria to Old Trafford so far this summer.
Manchester United fans. Does the price now quoted for Blind surprise you or is this something you expected this summer with your transfer dealings? Let us know your thoughts below.