If France are beaten in their quarter-final tie tonight against Germany in the World Cup, it could be that it is announced soon that Mathieu Debuchy will be leaving Newcastle and signing for Arsenal, and manager Arsene Wenger has already been quoted as saying he is confident of signing the Newcastle right back as a replacement for Bacary Sagna, and he wouldn’t say that if the deal wasn‘t very close to being completed – or had already been agreed with Newcastle.
Daryl Janmaat – 24 year-old Dutch International right back
And some potentially good news in Italy today that Newcastle’s replacement could be Daryl Janmaat, and that Newcastle are close to a deal for the 24 year-old Dutch International right back.
The news is coming from Italian journalist Alfredo Pedulla, and the Feyenoord player is currently with the Dutch squad in Brazil, and it’s being reported that talks over personal terms to move to Newcastle will begin once Holland finish their World Cup exploits.
Newcastle already have signed Ayoze Perez, Jack Colback and Siem de Jong this summer, and it seems this lad would be a great signing for Newcastle., if we can beat other clubs to his signing.
Janmaat started his career at ADO Den Haag in 2007 and moved to Heerenveen the next year, where he stayed for four seasons before signing on at Feyenoord, and in his last two seasons there he has played 54 times with five goals.
Janmaat has played for the Dutch U20 and U21 sides and has 19 full caps for Holland, and he would appear to be an excellent replacement for Mathieu Debuchy who will turn 29 later this month.
Janmaat played every minute of the three games in the group stages of the World Cup for Holland, and he was an unused substitute in the 2-1 win over Mexico in the round of the last 16.
He was born in Leidschendam and made his International debut for Holland in September 2012, and played the full 90 minutes in the 2–0 home win against Turkey for the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.
Janmatt is 6’1″ tall and the reason the news is coming out of Italy is that he has been heavily linked with a summer move to Napoli, and Manchester United were also recently linked with the player.
He looks a very decent player to us – and we hope we can get this lad on Tyneside.
What do you think?
Written from Plymouth, England.