Janmaat joins as Debuchy departs!

Going Dutch with Daryl...
Going Dutch with Daryl…
Newcastle have completed the signing of former Feyenoord defender Daryl Janmaat.

24-year-old Janmaat joins the United having put pen to paper on a six-year-deal for a fee believed to be around £5 million. He becomes our sixth signing of the summer to date following the arrivals of Ayoze Perez, Jack Colback, Siem de Jong, Remy Cabella and Emmanuel Riviere.

He was a regular for his previous club Feyenoord making a total of 74 appearances for the Dutch club, scoring five goals along the way. He also chipped in with seven assists last season but couldn’t do enough to help his team win the league, losing out to Siem De Jong’s Ajax in the end.

His good form earned him a call up to the Netherlands World Cup squad where he started two group games and put in a few impressive performances before being dropped for the knockout rounds. He did make three very good substitute appearances in the latter rounds and even set up the third goal in Netherlands’ final game against Brazil.

This is what he had to say in his first interview as a Newcastle player:

“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,” said Janmaat.

He added: “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.”

This is Mr Pardew’s take on the signing:

“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.”

Adding: “Daryl had an excellent World Cup and we are looking forward to him continuing that form for Newcastle.”

Here is a quick YouTube video of Janmaat in action. Just to whet your appetite a little…

Another signing done, the squad is shaping up nicely and the atmosphere around the club has improved dramatically in the last few days though there are still grumbles here and there. Is he an improvement on Mathieu Debuchy? Well that is up for debate and I’m sure debate it we will but I’m just glad we have got him in before letting Debuchy join Arsenal.

What are your thoughts on Janmaat and the summer transfers in general? Is letting Debuchy go for a fee in the region of £10m and replacing him with a player at half the price a good piece of business?

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749 thoughts on “Janmaat joins as Debuchy departs!

  1. I imagine Jonas, Ben Arfa, Marv and Obertan will be gone or playing for the reserves. Good and Bigi will go out on loan. I think they are done with Fergie….

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  2. Tiote flew out to NZ I believe, he wants to play. That man doesn’t need a “rest” like the rest of the WC puffs 😉

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  3. Liam

    Think we more likely to play 4-2-3-1

    krul; Santon; Colo; Willo; Janmaat; Tiote; Anita; Sissoko; SDJ; Cabella; Riviera

    with
    Elliott; Haidara; MYB; Saylor: Raylor; Abeid, Colbeck; Gouffran, Vuckic, Perez; Cisse
    as the second 11 which looks a bit light to me.

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  4. Well though the match is being televised over my way it doesn’t look like its on live and I’ll have to wait until tomorrow night to watch it. Better than nothing I suppose

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  5. Yeah Ice it’s actually being played in the middle of the night for me but it’s not being shown here until like 15 hours later.

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  6. @Stuart79

    You must remember, the Clueless Crew talk common nonsense. It’s a well practiced art. 😛

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  7. I’m happy that we haven’t got rid of many fringe players yet though. They must be having a look at them first to see how they’re doing in pre-season. Fergie, Sammy, Good, Dummett, Vuckic, Marv all have a shot
    I think. Obertan and Jonas less so…

    Will be interesting to see who is judged worthy…

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  8. Anyone been to many reserve games and seen these fringe players in action? Any insights?

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  9. @ Ben
    you must be smokeing some good stuff there bud, theres more chance of some1 here on the blog, being a key player more than them 2

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  10. Wow some heavy discussions were being had last night on here… along Stuart and Troy’s love in! 😛
    ‘Where are you Stuart, I need you”
    “I am here Troy, I can’t be with you right now”
    “But Stuart, I am here all alone”
    “We’ll be together soon Troy”
    😆 😆 😆

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  11. Team news – Newcastle United starting XI: Elliot, Yanga-Mbiwa, Coloccini, Steven Taylor, Haidara, Aarons, Anita, Colback, Gouffran, De Jong, Riviere

    Subs: Abeid, Alnwick, Sammy Ameobi, Armstrong, Dummett, Perez, Satka, Vuckic, Woodman

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  12. PREM no wonder the lad wants to leave,title winning c/h played at right back,yes shove Taylor there IMO Taylor won’t get six weeks before he injured

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  13. @ Premandup
    makes more sense to me to give some1 sitting behind the goal a game 😆 😆 😆

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  14. Haidara looks good down that left side and Colback is solid in the middle of the park.
    Good line up today like, mix of old, new and young

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  15. Well done Riviere too, most forwards would have tried for the goal themselves, first thing he did was look for the better option.

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  16. Finally we have someone with a cool head who can put the ball in the net.
    (even if it was empty 😯 )
    Last season we were missing that. Tiote would have blasted it over the bar.

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  17. Newkie….1st keeper miss kicked Riviere layed it off to De Jong to slot home from long range ish, 2nd good work from Gouff on the right played it across and Riviere taped in from close range, 3rd Yanga hit a one from outside box took a deflection and went in.

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  18. Richie-it’s just as I thought. All of our goals were made by flukes and not good play, we’re going down this season! 😐

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  19. Looking good so far. Can’t make my mind up if they are equivalent to championship or league 1, but as this is getting the lads fit and seeing how they gel, look alright. The kid looks good and new lads too

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  20. On the road home. Just logged in to see an update while I have a pie and tea for dinner. Hope the game is worth watching. Usually it isn’t when Sydney play – I imagine they’ll be even worse with ADP.

    Anyway, good scorline so far. Nice to see who the scorers were.

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  21. Bris…do you mean it was nice for you to see or that you want to see? If it’s the latter then @653 is a brief run down 😉

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  22. Richie-aye he was, but I thought even when he was off other people would take them, I seem to remember Gardner doing it when he used to play?

    Just wondering if we actually have anyone who can take a good corner. I bet De Jong could but sadly he’s probably one of the best players in the air for us 🙄

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    Marca: West Ham United are interested in Frenchman Kevin Gameiro who is valued at €15m by Sevilla, they claim. #WHUFC

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    Interesting if true, why would they want him and where’s all their cash coming from 😕 thought they were skint.

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