Daryl Janmaat is expected to be the next Newcastle signing of the summer, and he will be the 5th player through the door this summer at Newcastle United.
Daryl Janmaat in Holland’s colors
Daryl was born in Leidschendam, South Holland on July 22nd, 1989, and the 6’1″ right back started his senior career in 2007 with ADO Den Haag, after spending much of his youth career at Feyenoord.
Den Haag was where Tim Krul was signed from by Graeme Souness back in the summer of 2005, and when Janmaat joined then they were in the second division in Holland.
In 2008 the then 19-year-old moved SC Heerenveen and had four seasons with the club, and played exactly 100 times for Heerenveen with 6 goals and 8 assists, before he then moved back to Feyenoord in 2012 as a free agent.
Janmaat has played 74 times for Feyenoord in the last two seasons and scored 5 goals with 11 assists – and his assists are generally from bombing down the right wing and putting the ball across into the penalty area.
From what we’ve seen of him in Brazil he is excellent at crossing the ball into the penalty box, and should do very well at Newcastle.
Janmaat made his debut for Holland back in September 0f 2012, playing the full game in a 2–0 home win against Turkey in the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.
And of course he was an important member of Louis van Gaal’s squad in the finals in Brazil that have just ended with Germany beating Argentina 1-0 in the final after extra time on Sunday night.
Daryl played his first game in the World Cup finals in that 5–1 humiliation of the defending World Champions Spain on 13th June.
Janmaat played every minute of the three group rounds, and made appearances in the knockout rounds as a sub, including playing the second half in the 3-0 rout of Brazil for the third place spot on Saturday night.
And while Daryl is an excellent attacking right back, he is also a good defender too, and could well develop into an even better player than the departing Mathieu Debuchy, who is almost exactly four years older than Daryl – and Mathieu turns 29 before the end of this month.
Juventus, Arsenal and Manchester United have all been interested in Daryl in the past, and we think this lad could be another excellent signing for Newcastle United at around £5M.
Janmaat played 11 times for the Dutch U21 side and has 22 full caps for his country, and in his club career so far he has played 199 first team games with 15 goals and 20 assists.
He looks a very good right back to us. 😀
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Written while on vacation in Newcastle, England.