There is good news today from the Italian press that we hope is accurate, and it’s that Newcastle have already agreed a deal to bring Dutch International right-back Daryl Janmaat to the club.
Daryl Janmaat – in action against Japan in World Cup
Newcastle had also been linked with Ajax right-back Ricardo van Rhijn, and it will be good to have a second Dutchman on Tyneside this summer – if we can get Daryl signed soon.
And that will almost ensure that goalkeeper Tim Krul – at the moment a hero in Holland because of his penalty shoot-out performance against Costa Rica – will stay at the club.
Napoli and Manchester United were also interested in acquiring the Dutchman, but it seems Lee Charnley has moved in quickly to agree a deal with Feyenoord – and that’s good work by the Managing Director.
That’s always assuming the reports in Italy are accurate.
Daryl turns 25 in a couple of weeks time, so he is at a good age, and he has been at Feyenoord since 2012 and before that was at Heerenveen for four seasons.
He played for Holland in all the three group games in Brazil, and he looks a good player, and it will be a step up for the 19 times capped Dutch International.
Our Dutch contingent on Tyneside is also growing and he will join Siem de Jong, Tim Krul and Vurnon Anita, who are already at the club.
Daryl has played 74 times with 5 goals for Feyenoord and played 100 times with 8 goals for Heerenveen.
This is very good news for Newcastle, and signing such a good player quickly is also a good move by the club to keep the fans happy, with Mathieu Debuchy almost certain to sign on at Arsenal in the next couple of weeks.
Now we need two or three good strikers brought in.
What do you think?