Bayern signs Daley Blind to cover for injured Hernandez

MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich has signed veteran Dutch defender Daley Blind to cover for the injured Lucas Hernandez. Blind was a free agent after he was released by Ajax last week with six months left on his contract. He joins German champion Bayern on a short-term deal until the end of the season after completing a medical examination in Munich. Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidžić says Blind “has great international experience and leadership qualities. I’m sure he’ll help us.” The 32-year-old Blind can play in the center of defense or at left-back. Hernandez is expected to miss several months after tearing a knee ligament in France’s opening 4-1 win over Australia at the World Cup.

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