Watford add to defence with Janmaat

24 Aug 2016
Daryl Janmaat in action for Newcastle United

Netherlands international returns to Premier League on four-year deal from Newcastle United

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Watford have announced the signing of Newcastle United full-back Daryl Janmaat for an undisclosed fee.

The 27-year-old defender returns to the Premier League having signed a four-year deal at Vicarage Road, becoming the Hornets’ eighth signing of the transfer window.

Daryl Janmaat celebrates scoring against Watford
Janmaat scored against Watford last season in a 2-1 defeat for Newcastle at St James' Park

Janmaat follows Jerome Sinclair, Christian Kabasele, Isaac Success, Juan Camilo Zuniga, Brice Dja Djedje, Younes Kaboul and Roberto Pereyra, as Walter Mazzarri further strengthens his squad.

"The club is showing great ambition and wants to improve, and I want to be part of that," Janmaat said in an interview with

Watford drew away to Southampton on the opening weekend before suffering a narrow 2-1 loss at home to Chelsea in Matchweek 2.

Janmaat, who has made 69 career Premier League appearances, will be hoping to feature for the first time in Watford colours on Saturday against Arsenal.

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