Danny Blind has his say on son Daley’s transfer to Bayern Munich

Danny Blind revealed he is delighted his son has joined German giants Bayern Munich after his release from Ajax earlier this month, he revealed on Ziggo Sport.

Blind senior, who works as an analyst on Ziggo Sport, admitted the transfer was a surprising one, considering not long ago it looked like he was going to join Mark van Bommel’s Royal Antwerp in Belgium.

He also admitted that his son was hoping to spend the rest of his career at the Amsterdam club but it was not meant to be.

He said: “Of course this wasn’t quite the road Daley had mapped out in advance, I’m not saying anything crazy with that. He went back to Ajax with the idea of ​​finishing there, but okay. I’m not going to elaborate on that, he has to do that. Bayern is a great club. Daley had more options, but if Bayern comes, the choice is not so difficult.”

When asked whether his son has any resentment towards the club he spent two stints of his playing career at, Blind quickly dismissed the question stating that is not something he should answer.

He added: “I’m not going to say anything about that, because that’s not the point anymore. It happened the way it did and if anyone has to say something about it, it should be him and not his agent or his father.

Daley signed a short-term deal with the Bundesliga champions that runs out at the end of this season and father Danny believes his son will be pragmatic on whether or not he will stay at the German club for longer.

Asked whether his son will stay at the Allianz Arena longer than the original six-month deal, he said:“Then we’ll look. It is obvious how this came about. Lucas Hernández was injured at the World Cup and Bayern ended up with Daley in the search for an alternative. In principle, he will stay until the end of the season, but it’s still football, so you never know.”

GBeNeFN | Tom Phillips

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