West Ham boost as Newcastle will consider offers for reported £10m-rated international
By Will Butcher
Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez has revealed that he will look at any offers that are submitted for Holland international Daryl Janmaat.
The Evening Chronicle’s chief football writer Lee Ryder quoted Benitez via his Twitter account, during the Spaniard’s pre-match press conference for Tuesday’s EFL Cup tie against Cheltenham Town.
Rafa on Janmaat: "I told him if he's here it's because I like him. If we get an offer we will analyse it" #nufc
— Lee Ryder (@lee_ryder) August 22, 2016
The Daily Mail claim Newcastle want at least £10million for the former Feyenoord defender, who joined the Magpies two years ago for around £5million.
The Hammers are in the market for a right-back, after makeshift defender Michail Antonio put in a stuttering performance against Chelsea in the Hammers’ opening Premier league game.
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He played as a winger against Bournemouth on Sunday, scoring the winner in a 1-0 win. West Ham used youngster Sam Byram in the right-back position.
Benitez could allow Janmaat to leave and play at a higher level, after confirming the signing of versatile Champions League defender Jesus Gamez on a free transfer from Atletico Madrid.
The Holland international made 32 appearances for Newcastle in their doomed Premier League campaign, but did bag two goals and four assists.
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