Blind to stay with Manchester United

Jose Verdugo
Febrero 2, 2018

Roma sporting director Monchi said the Italian club turned down the chance to sign Manchester United utility Daley Blind.

Blind was linked to a move to the Italian side towards the end of the month after they lost left-back Emerson Palmieri to Chelsea.

Roma took Jonathan Silva on loan from Sporting Lisbon instead and Monchi insists the Argentine was always the preferred candidate instead of Blind.

However, Blind fell slightly out of favour last season, starting around half of United's league outings, before seeing his Red Devils' career take a nosedive during the current campaign, with just 3 Premier League starts from United's 25 fixtures to this point.

Monchi confirmed the 27-year-old Netherlands global - who has not missed a minute of United's Champions League campaign - was offered to Roma but the Serie A side opted against a move.

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"We talked with Jonathan Silva even before the window opened, in expectation of Emerson leaving", Monchi told reporters.

Since signing for United from Ajax following the 2014 World Cup finals, the twenty-seven year old has played one hundred and thirty-nine times in all competitions, scoring six goals.

After rumours of a late bid from Liverpool, Roma were reportedly in danger of losing their highly-rated goalkeeper Alisson.

"Now let me rest for a week before we start talking about the next transfer period".

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