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Manchester United will regret missing out on Daryl Janmaat

The 24-year-old would provide the Red Devils with much needed cover (©GettyImages)
The 24-year-old would provide the Red Devils with much needed cover (©GettyImages).

Daryl Janmaat has emerged as a target for Newcastle United as they seek a replacement for Arsenal bound Mathieu Debuchy.

According to the Daily Star, the Frenchman will head to the Emirates in a £12 million move, with Newcastle ready to use those funds in a bid for Janmaat, who has just returned to Holland after helping the Netherlands earn a respectable third place in the World Cup.

Newcastle bound

Feyenoord reportedly want £7 million for Janmaat, and although Manchester United are interested in the right back, they have only tabled £4 million which they've been told to improve.

With Newcastle more desperate to sign a right-back, it could see the Tyneside club making a more concrete offer closer to Feyenoord’s evaluation.

Missing out

If United miss out on Janmaat, who impressed in the World Cup, it would be another blow, as it would leave them short at right-back which has become an achilles heal in recent seasons.

With Rafael being the only recognised right-back in the senior squad, the club have been forced to play the likes of Smalling and Jones in the position as the Brazilian has had long periods of injury which has stemmed the development of Smalling and Jones as well.

Alternatives

Although United have Guillermo Varela coming through their youth team, they will need a slightly more experienced right-back who United can depend on and Janmaat is their man.

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Manchester United
Newcastle United
World Cup
Premier League
Football

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