By Aramide Oladipo
Everton are the favourites to secure the signature of Manchester United player Daley Blind, according to the latest bookmaker odds.
Sky Bet have priced Ronald Koeman’s side at 3/1 to land the 27-year-old Dutch international in the summer.
The Toffees are currently ahead of the two Premier League North London clubs, with Tottenham placed at 12/1 and Arsenal at 16/1.
Blind’s former club Ajax are second favourites at 5/1 to land his signature, this coming only days before the Europa League final.
Manchester United signed Daley Blind in the 2014 summer transfer window where former manager Louis van Gaal first deployed him as a defensive midfielder and then switched him to the fullback position as time progressed.
During the 2015/16 season, Blind played as a central defender and he formed a successful partnership with Chris Smalling which helped Manchester United lift the FA Cup trophy that campaign.
Since Jose Mourinho became Manchester United manager, Blind has spent a lot of time on the bench as the Portuguese has preferred to deploy Matteo Darmian at left back and new signing Eric Bailly in the heart of the defence.
The Dutchman has still made 23 Premier League starts for Manchester United this season and his only league goal came in the 3-1 victory against Sunderland at Old Trafford in December.
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