Watford terminated Daryl Janmaat’s contract on Monday. The right back was out of action for the Championship club for almost a year due to a knee injury.
31-year-old Janmaat played for Watford since the summer of 2016, which took him over from Newcastle United at the time. In four seasons, the 34-time international made 85 official appearances for ‘The Hornets’, who relegated from the Premier League last season.
At the end of November 2019, Janmaat suffered a serious knee injury and he has not played a match since then. His contract with Watford continued until mid-2022, but the Dutchman can now look for a new club transfer-free.
“I had a great time at the club and met a lot of good people”, says Janmaat on the site from Watford. “I’m sure the boys will be up this year, because there is enough quality in the selection to play in the Premier League.”
Janmaat started his career in 2007 at ADO Den Haag and later also played for sc Heerenveen and Feyenoord before moving to Newcastle United in the summer of 2014. The fullback took part in five matches at the World Cup in June of that year and thus contributed to the deserving third place of the Dutch national team.