Daryl Janmaat confirms commitment to Newcastle United

Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez speaks to Ayoze Perez and Daryl Janmaat

The right-back was linked with a move to Juventus this summer, but is fully focused on the Magpies promotion challenge.

Daryl Janmaat celebrates scoring the fifth goal for NewcastleDaryl Janmaat celebrates scoring for Newcastle

Newcastle United fullback Daryl Janmaat has assured supporters that he is fully committed to the Magpies, in comments appearing in the Shields Gazette, as he prepares to help the club kick off their Championship campaign on Friday. 

The Netherlands international was somebody who was linked with the exit at St James' Park after the Magpies suffered relegation.

In May, Talksport cited Italian sources linking Serie A champions Juventus to the 27-year-old, suggesting they were interested in taking him to Turin for £3 million - less than the Magpies paid Feyenoord in 2014.

Newcastle United's Daryl Janmaat looks dejected at the endNewcastle United's Daryl Janmaat

But the fullback has banished any thoughts that he may leave this summer by commenting on the club's positivity ahead of the match against Fulham, making it clear he is committed to the cause this season.

“I think everybody’s ready for the new season," he is quoted as saying in the Shields Gazette.

“I think it’s really positive. Everybody is happy at the club. That’s good. We need positivity. It’s a new start now, and we have to make sure we do our jobs.”

“We’re looking forward now,” he added. “I will give everything for Newcastle.”

Leicester City's Christian Fuchs in action with Newcastle United's Daryl JanmaatLeicester City's Christian Fuchs in action with Newcastle United's Daryl Janmaat

Janmaat was one of the outstanding performers in the final day win over Spurs, and it is no surprise that the Dutchman has seen enough over the summer under Rafa Benitez to be more than prepared to remain with the club.

And Janmaat went on to emphasise how important Benitez staying at Newcastle was to the future of the club.

“I think it’s a positive thing that he stayed,” he said. “I think he’s a big part of the future of the club. He knows what he’s doing. He’s a big manager with a lot of success with other teams. That’s a good thing for the club.” 

Stoke City's Jon Walters in action with Newcastle United's Daryl JanmaatStoke City's Jon Walters in action with Newcastle United's Daryl Janmaat

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