Manchester United are preparing to move for Daryl Janmaat this summer according to sources in the north west.

The Dutch full-back already has a strong past relationship with Louis Van Gaal having played under him for Holland.

The latest report in the Northern Echo says that they understand Manchester United are losing hope of signing Nathaniel Clyne from Southampton, with Chelsea entering the bidding and looking favourites as they are prepared to pay a minimum of £20m.

Van Gaal has targeted a specialist right-back after having to rely on Valencia filling in regularly at full-back.

With Clyne looking sure to move this summer, Southampton were also reported at the weekend to be looking at Janmaat to reinvest a large portion of any fee for Clyne.

Ronald Koeman was Daryl Janmaat’s manager at Feyenoord and sadly you couldn’t blame the Newcastle defender if he saw the Saints as a better bet than NUFC, considering the relative ambition shown by the two clubs.

Whilst any departure of Janmaat wouldn’t be good for Newcastle fans, a potential move to Southampton would be a damning indictment on Mike Ashley’s running of the club.

Those weekend reports suggested that Tim Krul was also on Southampton’s radar with Fraser Forster’s injury likely to see him miss a significant part of next season as well.

That would almost be no laughing matter if two very good international keepers ended up at Southampton after being victims of the chaotic running of Newcastle United under Ashley.

  • Andrew Barton

    Saw this coming since the season started

  • Prateek Thammineni

    We might as well be renamed ‘Stepping stone United’

  • toongordy

    Ashley sadly isnt goin anywhere soon, so he needs to put his money where his fat mouth is in the summer, he says he is changing his intentions in the cups and the league, for me or anyone to believe him he has to show us by first of all keepin sissoko janmaat krul at all costs no matter what, and build around them only way to show his intentions are true, not the usual shite of selling them replace them wit cheap potential profit rather than established ability, Ashley is in a corner now thanks to the fans, his hand is being forced, interesting summer ahead

  • Paul Patterson

    Sadly, this is all to predictable and even the club have actively encouraged this.
    If £20m+ comes in for Janmaat, he’ll be gone.
    If £15m+ comes in for Krul, he’ll be gone.
    If only fees could come in for Tiote and Anita we’d be laughing. If fees then came in for Gouffran and Riviere I’d be in hysterics.

  • Will Richardson

    50mil for luiz and Ashley would sell his daughter with janmaat for 10mil

  • Andy Brannen

    Here we go again ……..

  • Mal44

    Janmaat is the one player who we should fight tooth and nail to keep. He should be our future captain under a new dynamic head coach with a new coaching team to assist him followed by significant investment in proven top players and a clear-out of several cuurent members of the squad who clearly aren’t up to it.  Unfortunately none of this is likely to happen.

  • Maximus Moose

    “Run Daryl Run”

  • Pranav Neravetla

    Lol Prateek Thammineni

  • Drumbo

    Who with a ounce of talent or ambition would work for a tin pot organisation like Newcastle United F.C.

    i say “tin pot” it’s the closest we will get to a trophy in the foreseeable future. 

    Save your soul and join a football club rather than an asset on some greedy slug’s portfolio.

  • Andrew Swift

    Janmaat should be staying, he should be our future skipper next season as Colo is finished. MA sees nothing but £££ signs though

  • Jim2o11

    toongordy Did I miss something ? has Ashley spoken !!

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