Manchester United have made an enquiry for Feyenoord right-back Daryl Janmaat, who wants to leave the Eredivisie outfit this summer. The 24-year-old has one year left on his contract at De Kuip, but has told his current employers that he wants a move ahead of the 2014/15 campaign.
According to the Daily Mail, Janmaat is an option being considered by United boss Louis van Gaal, who included the right-back in his Netherlands squad for the World Cup finals in Brazil.
Several big clubs are also monitoring the Dutch star, including Napoli, Tottenham, Leicester and Arsenal. However, United would automatically ascend into pole position if they opted to follow up their interest with a firm bid, thanks to Van Gaal’s relationship with the player.
Janmaat is one of several Dutch internationals in the Feyenoord team who wants out this summer. Stefan de Vrij and Bruno Martins Indi - who have also been linked with a move to Old Trafford - are expected to depart, too.
Janmaat: The next Dani Alves
Earlier this month, former Netherlands international Ronald de Boer compared Janmaat to Barcelona and Brazil superstar Dani Alves, who is widely regarded as one of the best full-backs of his generation.
"For me, Janmaat is a great attacking full-back. I see him a little bit like Dani Alves," De Boer told reporters. "He can go along the side for 90 minutes with ease. He is also good defensively. He is a modern right-full back."
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