Daley Blind is now available as a free agent after Ajax announced the termination of his contract on Tuesday.
The 32-year-old has a long association with Ajax, where he began his professional career in 2008, having returned to the Eredivisie side in 2018 following a four-year stint in the Premier League with Manchester United.
Capped 99 times by the Netherlands, Blind’s deal with Ajax was due to expire at the end of the season but an early termination has been agreed to allow the defender to find a new club during the mid-season transfer window.
In a statement, Ajax chief executive Edwin Van der Sar said: “Over the course of the last few days, we reached an agreement with Daley to terminate his contract. I hope he can find another club to end his successful career with.”
Blind leaves Ajax having made over 300 appearances and won the Eredivisie on seven occasions – only Johan Cruijff and Sjaak Swart have won more league titles with Ajax (both eight).
He had featured in 13 of Ajax’s 14 league games this season, starting 11 of those.
December 27, 2022: Thanks for everything,!
7 x Eredivisie Champion
2 x KNVB Cup
2 x Johan Cruijff Shield⁰
1 x Ajax Player of the Year in 2013
1 x Eredivisie Player of the Year in 2014
— AFC Ajax (@AFCAjax)