There was news on Thursday that potential Newcastle right back target Ricardo Van Rhijn of Ajax left the training ground with a hamstring injury to his left leg, during the training camp in Neustift, Austria.
Ricardo Van Rhijn – leaves training field injured last Thursday
And that’s important to Newcastle because we have been linked with the Ajax right back as a potential replacement for departing French International right-back Mathieu Debuchy, who will be taking a vacation after France were knocked out of the World Cup by Germany on Friday night.
Ricardo Van Rhijn has played 107 times for Ajax over the last three seasons with three goals, and he already has 7 full caps for Holland.
Ajax have reported that the tear was verified on Friday after an MRI scan in an Austrian hospital, and the first team squad have been at the training camp in Austria since last Monday.
The Dutch club have not yet come out with how long they expect the 23 year-old to be out of action, but hamstring tears are fairly serious.
And the player is usually out a couple of months at least – and it would seem unlikely any deal can be done by the Magpies for the Dutchman before September.
Newcastle have also been linked with Feyenoord right back Daryl Janmaat, who has been impressive at the World Cup in Brazil for Holland.