Feyenoord’s Daryl Janmaat emerges as an early contender to replaced Mathieu Debuchy at Newcastle, as the Frenchman edges closer to a move to Arsenal.
Newcastle United seem resigned to losing French international right back Mathieu Debuchy to Arsenal, with Italian journalist Alfredo Pedullá already linking the Magpies with a replacement in the form of Feyenoord’s Daryl Janmaaat.
— Alfredo Pedullà (@AlfredoPedulla) July 3, 2014
The Dutch international, who has impressed on the right hand side of Louis van Gaal’s five-man defence at the World Cup, has been strongly linked with a move to follow his national boss to Manchester United next season.
Newcastle have a record of bringing in players of Janmaat’s calibre from leagues such as the Eredivisie and improving them before selling them on for profit, however, with Debuchy possibly being the latest example to follow Yohan Cabaye and Jose Enrique.
Debuchy has been the established first choice right back at St. James’ Park since he signed from French Ligue 1 side Lille OSC, in the 2013 January transfer window, giving the Magpies 18 months of solid service.
Janmaat would represent an impressive replacement for Alan Pardew, considering the big clubs he has been linked with this summer and also his excellent performances for the Oranje at the World Cup, but there is still some way to go before this pair of potential transfers become reality.