Daryl Janmaat is our favourite Watford player on international duty at the moment. Firstly, because he talks a lot, which is good for us, and secondly because he’s genuinely interesting most of the time.
Earlier this week, the defender spoke to Dutch newspaper AD and had it put to him that Feyenoord were interested in the summer window. The Watford player was very open in his response: “Watford would not let me go. If it stalls there, it is difficult to talk further. Feyenoord also didn’t have the money. You cannot arrive at Watford with nothing. They are not stupid.”
Saying a return to his former club would be a ‘dream’, Janmaat continued: “I had a good time there, I’m a Feyenoord supporter. If that opportunity comes, I would like to take it. It just seems nice to come back when I am still fit; so I can help the club. I am only 29, so I have a little time. In any case, we know each other.”
Those words obviously had an impact in the Dutch media, especially that closest to Feyenoord. So after the Netherlands beat Peru 2-1 on Thursday, he was asked about it again.
RTV quote the player as saying: “I said that I want to come back for Feyenoord, but I will really start thinking about it when the time comes.
“It has never been completely concrete. First, I have a contract with Watford and there has never been an official offer from Feyenoord. That’s why I never really had to think about it.”