Ex-Mag relegated, released & rejoins former club as he misses out on Alan Pardew reunion

Daryl Janmaat’s career really hasn’t gone as he may have hoped it would since he jumped ship at Newcastle United four years ago.

He joined Watford soon after we were relegated in 2016, claiming the move would boost his international hopes as he eyed a return to the Dutch national squad.

That never happened, with him struggling to stay fit and ending up back in the Championship this summer following their relegation.

To make matters worse, he was then released by the Hornets and has just made his first move since – a return to boyhood club ADO Den Haag.

The Eredivisie strugglers claim he’ll train with them from next Monday onwards and may or may not sign a deal with the Dutch side – who currently sit third bottom in the division.

As it turns out, Janmaat has just missed out on a reunion with Alan Pardew, with the former NUFC boss leaving the club by mutual consent back in May after an awful run of results during his four month stint in Holland.

Pardew was the man who brought the now 31-year-old right-back to Tyneside, with him arriving from Feyenoord in 2014 for a fee in the region of £6m.

Another case of the grass isn’t always greener, with Janmaat the latest ex-Mag who has seen his career going downhill since leaving the club!

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About Olly Hawkins

Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

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