Newcastle's Daryl Janmaat 'dying' to attract new club - Danny Blind

Daryl Janmaat is eager to attract a new club with Newcastle United in danger of relegation, says Netherlands manager Danny Blind.

The Dutch right-back was in line to play against France on Friday, but had to pull out of the squad with an injury and returned to his Premier League club.

But with Newcastle mired in the relegation zone, Janmaat wanted to use the international break to show off for potential suitors, according to Blind.

"He wanted to be with us as he was dying to be in the spotlight, to attract, maybe, another club in case Newcastle United are actually relegated," Blind said.

Rafa Benitez has eight more games to save Newcastle, who are three points from safety with a game in hand over Norwich City.

In addition to Janmaat, the club also employ Dutch players Gini Wijnaldum and Tim Krul, and Blind said playing in the second-tier Championship would have an affect on their international futures.

"It is worrying for me, but especially for the guys at Newcastle United," Blind said.

"The level they are playing at doesn't necessarily determine their place -- it is also about the individual -- but it is an advantage to play in the Premier League. Ultimately, it is included in my thinking.

"They realise that too. Janmaat really regretted that he had to cancel."