Is This The Summer Replacement For Daryl Janmaat?

Paris Saint-Germain defender Gregory van der Wiel was offered to Newcastle by his then club Ajax back in the summer of 2012, but Newcastle didn’t take up the offer,  and at the time we were after Lille’s right back Mathieu Debuchy, who we eventually signed in the following January after a long drawn out negotiation with Lille.

Gregory van der Wiel

Gregory van der Wiel – PSG right back

Newcastle have been linked with Gregory already over the last month or so, and he was dropped for the game at Chelsea on Wednesday night in the Champions League.

PSG went on to draw with Chelsea 2-2 after extra time,  and went through because they scored more away goals after the 1-1 draw in the first leg in Paris  a couple of weeks ago.

The Dutch International was not happy with being dropped for that game, and he has this to say to NOS:

“The coach did not tell me anything about it” “This came to me as a big surprise, and it’s not the right way to drop a player.”

“It’s unusual to drop someone without explaining it, but apparently that’s the way things go here.”

“It’s a real shame that I did not feature from the start of the game, because these are the kinds of games you want to be part of.”

It’s unusual for any player to come out and criticize his coach, and maybe it points to the player possibly leaving PSG in the summer.

Newcastle have been linked with van der Weil over the last few weeks, and the only way that would make any sense is if Newcastle sell Daryl Janmaat in the summer, and need to bring in a replacement.

Daryl has done very well in his first season at Newcastle and some big clubs are said to be interested in the player – including Manchester United and his former Dutch coach Louis van Gaal.

We certainly don’t want to lose Janmaat this summer, and he seems happy enough at Newcastle, but if an offer of say £10M or higher comes in for him, Mike Ashley would probably think long and hard before turning that bid down.

Newcastle could make £5M on Daryl in twelve months and the seems to appeal to the Newcastle owner.

That’s the only way we think Newcastle would be interested in van der Weil – and quite honestly we hope it doesn’t happen and that Daryl is still with us come September.

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13 comments so far

  • Rotonda heights

    Mar 13, 2015 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #1

    hope not, never been impressed and questionable attitude

  • spitfire_

    Mar 13, 2015 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #2

    This is Newcastle, lass and gents. Janmaat just came and he’s off.

  • Lindisfarne

    Mar 13, 2015 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #3

    @1 – does that not go for the whole PSG squad?

  • Lindisfarne

    Mar 13, 2015 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #4

    Like Alan Pardew earlier, John Carver is another manager trying to shift the onus on to the opponents.
    “Everton have 12 or 14 extra games than us and it’s draining from a physical and injury point of view,” the Magpies boss said.
    “All the pressure is on them on Sunday. There is none on us and we have to go there and express ourselves.”

    A little team news ahead of the Magpies clash with Everton.
    “Remy Cabella and Rob Elliot are back in the squad following injury. They are raring to go,” says Carver.
    “Massadio Haidara had an injection in his knee and it hasn’t settled down so he won’t be fit for the weekend.”

  • Lindisfarne

    Mar 13, 2015 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #5

    “On Sunday, we want the high tempo and bravery from the final 60 minutes last night,” said Roberto Martinez.
    “We know when we have our crowd going we get the benefit from it.”

    So pack the midfield in our own half and let them have the ball at the back. Get the crowd rumbling in frustration like they were last night and hope to score from a set piece….ahhhh!

  • Rotonda heights

    Mar 13, 2015 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #6


    maybe it is only 209 mins but point being Aarons has shown more in that time, be it friendlies / otherwise than an awful lot of others have done, given much longer.

    hence the interest from city, Liverpool etc, who with respect are arguably better judges than you.
    So behave yourself young man.

  • Lindisfarne

    Mar 13, 2015 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #7

    Potential team, 442/451 in defence & 442/433 in attack:

  • TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa

    Mar 13, 2015 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #8

    isnt it pathetic that we are all resigned to the fact that anyone purchased for a good value that excells is on his way out the door after a substantial markup? Jannmat will be shopped and if they cant get the right price he will be shopped again in Jan.

  • Lindisfarne

    Mar 13, 2015 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #9


    Like or lump it, we have to live with it.

  • sickandtired

    Mar 13, 2015 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #10

    Is this the development and being pound for pound the best we can be that they talked of?
    Sell another player who shows any degree of promise after one season?

  • ronniegillsbackpage

    Mar 13, 2015 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #11

    As I’ve said , Newcastle United Trading Club!!!!

  • lesh

    Mar 13, 2015 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #12

    Good lord!

    Is Janmaat leaving us already so soon?

    Ffs, the ink’s barely dry on his contract!

  • toonincheek

    Mar 13, 2015 at 11:05 PM

    Comment #13

    I would value Janmaat at the same at least and probably
    more than Debuchy.
    Proved himself to be at least his equal, much younger,
    and we have him signed up to a longer contract.


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