I’ve only just arrived back home in Raleigh from London – the plane was over three hours late – and I see we have finally signed Daryl Janmaat from Feyenoord – and that’s our sixth good signing this summer – fantastic.
Daryl Janmaat – Newcastle’s 6th signing this summer
The 24-year-old right-back was in Newcastle earlier this week and returned to Holland, but the signing has just been announced, after the club announced the signing of striker Emmanuel Riviere from Monaco last night.
Daryl made 100 appearances with 8 goals for Heerenveen before he moved to Feyenoord two years ago, and he played 74 games with 5 goals for Feyenoord, the club he joined as a youngster – before moving to Heerenveen.
This is what Janmaat said after his signing:
“Newcastle is a fantastic club, with a big history and a great stadium. I have also been told all about how great the fans are.¨
“This is the perfect move for me, and I am really looking forward to being with the team and getting started here at Newcastle.¨ “I think we are going to have a great season.”
The Newcastle manager Alan Pardew said:
“We are delighted to bring Daryl to the Club.” “He is the perfect example of a modern full-back; someone who is good defensively but offers a real threat going forward as well.¨
“Daryl had an excellent World Cup and we are looking forward to him continuing that form for Newcastle.”
The fee is said to be around £5M for Janmaat, who Manchester United were also interested in signing, and he is the third signing announced by Newcastle since last Sunday, when the club announced the signing of Remy Cabella.
And this is the best summer transfer window we have had since we signed Yohan Cabaye, Demba Ba, Sylvain Marveaux and Davide Santon in the summer of 2011, but at that time we failed to sign a striker.
And while we have six good players through the door, we still need a couple of strikers brought in – but Newcastle have done very well indeed so far this summer.
Let’s give credit where credit is due. 😀
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