St James' Park, Newcastle

Next Game

Newcastle v So'ton

Sunday, 09 August 2015, 13:30

Barclays Prem

Pardew: Janmaat deal close

Alan Pardew says Newcastle, who lost 2-1 at Oldham on Tuesday, are closer to signing Daryl Janmaat from Feyenoord.

Last Updated: 18/07/14 at 14:19 Post Comment

The Magpies boss was talking after a pre-season friendly at the newly-named SportsDirect.com Park, where a well-taken goal for new signing Siem de Jong was overhauled by strikes from Latics substitutes Timothee Dieng and William Gros.

Netherlands international right-back Janmaat underwent a medical on Tyneside on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, French striker Emmanuel Riviere, also 24, is on the verge of a £5million switch from Monaco.

When asked about the Janmaat deal, Pardew told Sky Sports: "That's pretty close, but that's about as good as I can say really at the moment.

"I've obviously been involved in the game today so I don't know really the detail of it, but we're being active at the moment and we need to be, because we need to be stronger than we were last year, for sure."

Newcastle's proposed unveiling of Janmaat, which was initially expected on Tuesday afternoon, is now unlikely to take place on Wednesday either, although the delay is purely administrative.

Janmaat has been signed to replace France international Mathieu Debuchy, whose proposed move to Arsenal has been on hold while the Magpies have tied up the Dutchman.

On Riviere, Pardew added: "That's another one that we're talking to... it's difficult to say that they're not done, but he's obviously a player that we have some interest in."

De Jong gave Newcastle a 14th-minute lead at Oldham, powering home a fierce effort after his initial free-kick had rebounded off the wall.

But after a flurry of changes, Dieng headed a David Mellor corner past Jak Alnwick to equalise on 69 minutes and then trialist striker Gros, formerly of Kilmarnock, muscled his way through to score the winner eight minutes later.

Newcastle now head out for their pre-season tour of Australia and New Zealand, with their next friendly fixture against Sydney FC next Tuesday.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

T

his is all good fun, but anyone who thinks United are 4th best in England for anything more than a blip is properly f***ing mental. And Domenech is properly f***ing mental.

megabrow (cufc)
Schneiderlin must join United - Domenech

I

f the answer is Matt Phillips, the question should never be Who is one of your major transfer targets?

jelasfirsttouch
The Twosome Gossip

I

s this Chris Smalling playing the 'Race' card?

hump3.
Smalling wants United race

Footer 365

Barcelona sign Arda Turan from Atletico Madrid

Barcelona have announced a deal to sign Atletico Madrid midfielder Arda Turan.

Koeman: Utd Schneiderlin bid 'not serious'

Ronald Koeman says Southampton are yet to hear back from Manchester United since rejecting a bid for Morgan Schneiderlin that "wasn't serious".

Benzema facing uncertain future at Real

Real Madrid boss Rafa Benitez is reportedly planning to play Cristiano Ronaldo as a lone striker in a move which could sideline Karim Benzema.

Mail Box

Van Persie: Really Expensive Wallpaper

He was bought to cover the cracks that nearly brought down the house, says one Man United fan. We also have mails on Brendan, the WWC, Aguero and...

Farewell Robin, You Were Wonderful

One Mailer looks back fondly at Robin van Persie's time at Old Trafford as he nears the exit. Plus Turkish delights, being inspired, David Ospina, handballs & decisions...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company