Newcastle are close to finalising a transfer for Dutch right back Daryl Janmaat.
The North East club are about to complete a deal to bring the defender to Tyneside according to reports today in The Daily Mail.
Meanwhile The Chronicle reports that the player is due to have a medical in the very near future. However, the move has been delayed slightly due to illness.
With personal terms already believed to have been agreed and a transfer fee successfully negotiated with Dutch side Feyenoord, it looks like it will only be a matter of time before Janmaat is a Newcastle player.
He would fill the void left in the squad by the departure of Mathieu Debuchy. The right back is expected to sign for Arsenal in the coming days, ending a spell at St James Park that has only lasted 18 months.
The signing of the 24-year-old right back is likely to cost around £5 million, making him a relatively cheap acquisition for Newcastle.
Janmaat joined Feyenoord from fellow Dutch side Heerenveen, where he had made over 80 league appearances in four years.
In 2012, the defender joined his current club following the expiry of his contract. This saw the defender move back to the club where he had spent most of his youth career. He became an important member of the squad, playing 74 times in all competitions.
The right back was also part of the Netherlands squad for the 2014 World Cup. He played five times throughout the competition, helping his side secure third place ahead of the host’s Brazil.
Confirmation of his signing would mean that Newcastle have been exceptionally busy over the summer. They have already secured the services of Siem de Jong, Remy Cabella, Ayoze Perez and Jack Colback.
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