As we reported yesterday it seems that Dutch Champions Ajax are keen on Newcastle coming back in with an improved offer for their 23 year-old Vurnun Anita. And the new news today is not surprising , it’s that Vernun is keen on a move to Tyneside.
Vurnon Anita – wants move to Tyenside
And we say that’s not surprising because Newcastle’s star in Europe has been rising over the last two years, and especially last year when the lads finished 5th in the league, and beat teams like Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool in the league.
Newcastle went in with what we thought was a decent bid of €5M, which is £4M, but Ajax are now hoping that Newcastle will return with an improved offer.
And in the psychology of transfer bids, that will tell Newcastle that Ajax are keen on selling their player, so perhaps Newcastle could get the player for a little bit of an increase on that price.
But it seems that Newcastle are now starting to put in bids for their top targets with a 4m bid turned down by Lille, and an £8M bid turned down by FC Twente for their 21 year-old striker Luuk de Jong.
But the news today is that Newcastle have gone back in for de Jong with an improved £10M offer.
And Vurnon Anita’s agent Harry Lulofs told Ajax Life that a second Newcastle bid is expected:.
“The first bid, which was a written bid, is a sign that Newcastle are interested and I expect the club will make a second bid.”
“Newcastle recently submitted a bid of €5M to Ajax, who did not agree with that transfer fee”. “Vurnon is open to Newcastle. He finds it a nice, big club.”
“Players who perform well at Newcastle are a step nearer the top clubs in the Premier League.”
Of course you have to take whatever an agent says with a pinch of salt, because he is trying to make the deal for his client.
But it’s good that Anita seems to want to come to Newcastle.
What do you think?