Newcastle United recently completed the signing of Daryl Janmaat for a reported £5million.
Considering they sold his predecessor at right-back Mathieu Debuchy for twice that fee, it was smart business from Magpies boss Alan Pardew, as anyone who has seen Janmaat play will agree.
The Netherlands international impressed at the World Cup with his direct running and dangerous crosses. He was also said to be on the radar of both Arsenal and Manchester United prior to his move to St James’ Park from Feyenoord.
In the latest in our series on the numbers behind a player’s career to date, we take a look at what Newcastle fans may like to know about their latest addition.
1 – The number of domestic honours Janmaat has won so far. He was part of the Heerenveen side that won the Dutch Cup in 2009.
199 – The number of senior club appearances the defender has made to date. He featured exactly 100 times for Heerenveen, 25 times for ADO Den Haag and 74 times for Feyenoord.
35 – The number of club goals Janmaat has directly influenced, either by scoring or assisting. He has scored 15 goals in his club career and set up an additional 20. He has yet to reach double figures for a single club yet though, so perhaps Newcastle could give him that chance.
5 – The number of times he has been sent off in his club career. He has received three straight red cards and has been sent off for two bookable offences on two occasions.
25 – The number of yellow cards he has received to date. Not a bad record for a defender, Newcastle’s new right-back averages a booking every eight games.
18 – The number of club matches Janmaat has missed due to injury. His longest absence came as a result of a knee injury back in 2012, when he was out for a total of 54 days.
All stats courtesy of transfermarkt.com