He was our Man of the Match last season, and the Dutch International had a great season in his first season on Tyneside.
25 year-old Daryl Janmaat was also one of the few players who were willing to be interviewed during our terrible 10 game run at the end of the season, when we got only one point, so he showed leadership off the field as well as on it.
Great action shot of Daryl Janmaat against West Ham
Daryl has also made no secret of the fact that he just loves Newcastle – this is what he said at the end of the season:
“I like this club – I love this club already – and I’d love to stay here,” “We’re happy, but we know we have to improve next season as a team and a club.”
In our poll which has close to 6,000 readers voting, he is the firm favorite with just less than 40% of the vote, followed by local lad Jack Colback on 23%, who has captained he side in the first two pre-season games.
Third is former Ajax captain Siem de Jong.
Steve McClaren says he will decide on the captain after pre-season – you can still vote if you haven’t already done so.
Note: Thanks to reader Lewis Spiers, who has kindly set up the Fantasy League for our readers.
The code is 157085-73868 and readers can set up the league here.