There are various reports out today that Watford are considering making a move for Newcastle’s Dutch International right-back Daryl Janmaat.
Newcastle are now well off at right back with Jesus Games just signed from Atletico Madrid and Vurnon Anita playing extremely well in that position at the end of last season.
Daryl Janmaat – scoring in 5-1 win over Spurs in last home game
Young Jamie Sterry is a young right-bank who is also coming through the ranks quickly and the 20 year-old had a very good first half in the friendly game at Bohemian in Dublin on Saturday which we won 6-0.
Center-back Chancel Mbemba also showed he could play at right-back last season in the Premier League.
New signing Isaac Hayden can also play at right back so Newcastle will not be short if Daryl does leave Newcastle this summer, but it will take a full £10M to sign him.
As far as Daryl is concerned it’s a good question whether he sees a move to Watford as a step up in the football world, although certainly the standard of football in the Premier League is higher than in England’s second division..
World-class manager Rafa Benitez has already strengthened the Newcastle squad and his aim is to get Newcastle straight back to the Premier League next May.
Newcastle are now hot favorites to win the Championship in the coming season and the club said late last week it had already sold 33,000 season tickets with full houses of 52.000 expected in our home games – and that’s in the second division.
But we think if a £10M offer does come in for Daryl, he will be sold to Watford or whoever else makes a bid of £10M for him.
Rafa Benitez can then use that money to further strengthen the Newcastle squad.