Juventus and Napoli target Daryl Janmaat and Robin van Persie were involved in a bizarre kiteboarding accident yesterday.

The duo, who are preparing with the Netherlands for a World Cup campaign that includes Group B matches with Spain, Chile and Australia, were relaxing on a beach in Rio de Janeiro yesterday.

Reports were that they were struck by a wayward kitesurfer, but the Royal Dutch Football Association [KNVB] report that they only suffered minor injuries.

Juventus and Napoli target Daryl Janmaat and Robin van Persie were involved in a bizarre kiteboarding accident yesterday.

The duo, who are preparing with the Netherlands for a World Cup campaign that includes Group B matches with Spain, Chile and Australia, were relaxing on a beach in Rio de Janeiro yesterday.

Reports were that they were struck by a wayward kitesurfer, but the Royal Dutch Football Association [KNVB] report that they only suffered minor injuries.

“There is no reason for concern,” a statement from the KNVB has read. “It’s nothing serious, just light scratches and headaches.”

Feyenoord defender Janmaat has been strongly linked with a move to Serie A this summer, with Juve and Napoli thought to be in continuing talks, whilst Premier League Arsenal and Tottenham are also listed as interested parties.

The 24-year-old briefly commented on the episode too: “The surfer passed within two fingers of my head. Fortunately, there was just more fear than damage.”

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