It’s Official – Daryl Janmaat Joins Watford

Watford have just announced on their web-site that Daryl Janmaat has joined them after passing a medical.

The decision seems to have been taken over the weekend that Daryl would leave Newcastle and replacement DeAndre Yedlin is currently having his medical at Newcastle and will sign for around £5M from Tottenham.

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Daryl Janmaat – gone to Watford

Here’s what Watford have just put out on their web-site:

Netherlands international Daryl Janmaat has joined the Hornets in a permanent transfer from Newcastle United, Watford FC is pleased to confirm.

The 27-year-old, who plays in the right wing-back position, has signed a four-year contract at Vicarage Road.

A £5m signing for the Magpies from Feyenoord in July 2014, Janmaat impressed as he made 77 appearances for the North East club, scoring four goals – including a strike during Watford’s 2-1 win at St James’ Park last September.

He’s also played 27 times for the Dutch national team, including five outings at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, since making his international debut four years ago.

After starting his career with ADO Den Haag, Janmaat moved to SC Heerenveen in the summer of 2008 and spent four seasons with the Eredivisie outfit before completing a transfer to Feyenoord ahead of the 2012/13 season.

He played 74 times for Ronald Koeman’s side, scoring five goals and playing an important part as Feyenoord finished league runners-up during 2013/14.

And here’s what’s just been put up on the Newcastle web-site:

Newcastle United defender Daryl Janmaat has completed his transfer to Watford for an undisclosed fee.

The 27-year-old Dutch international arrived on Tyneside in July 2014 from Feyenoord, having impressed at that summer’s World Cup in Brazil.

Janmaat made 77 appearances in all competitions for the Magpies during just over two seasons at St. James’ Park, scoring four goals.

His final outing for United came in a 2-1 home defeat at the hands of Huddersfield Town earlier this month.

The Club wishes to place on record its thanks to Daryl for his efforts during his time at Newcastle. He leaves with our best wishes for his future at Watford.

Daryl played 77 times with four goals for Newcastle in the two years he was at the club and he is the third high-profile player to leave the club this summer – the other two being Andros Townsend (Crystal Palace)  and Gini Wijnaldum (Liverpool).

The fee is though to be fairly low at £7.5M

We also expect Moussa Sissoko to leave the club soon.

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