Newcastle have bid €6M (£4.8M) for right back target Daryl Janmaat, according to reports in Holland, and that’s not too bad a first bid by the Magpies.
Daryl Janmaat – Newcastle bid close to £5M for right back
Newcastle usually go in with a low bid to test the waters, but with Manchester United also interested in the Dutch International, who impressed at the World Cup – Newcastle will have to raise their bid if they really want the player.
The news is in Voetbal International but Newcastle could walk away from the deal according to the report, and one worrying aspect is there was news a week ago that Newcastle and Feyenoord had already reached an agreement for the player.
So it could be that Feyenoord have moved the goal posts, and now want more money for their right-back.
And the Journal is reporting that Newcastle haven’t made a move yet, but are ready to bid around £5M for the Dutch International.
From the Dutch report the difference in valuations of the Dutchman is a not a lot, with Newcastle bidding close to £5M and the Dutch club wanting £6M.
So why don’t we go in with a bid of around £5.5M (about €7M) and try to sign the player quickly, before Manchester United make a move?
That’s an increase of only €1M to potentially get the player – and you cannot say that’s a lot – not when we have so much money available to spend this summer.
If this news is correct, here is a case of a little bit more would see a deal agreed between the two clubs, and then we can talk to the player about compensation.
We have to hope that Newcastle quickly increase their offer by (just) a little bit to get the deal agreed.
What do you think about this?
Written while on vacation in England.