Dutch International Keen To Join Newcastle

Newcastle target Vurnon Anita of Ajax wants to meet with Ajax Director of Football Marc Overmars, the former Ajax and Arsenal star winger, to sort out his future.

Vurnon Anita – keen to jouin Newcastle or so it seems

There’s little doubt that since the 23 year-old heard about Newcastle’s interest, and had a £5M offer turned down a few weeks ago, it has seemed to unsettle the full-back, who can also play in defensive midfield, and he seems anxious to help push through a deal so he can get to Tyneside and play in the Premier League.

Anita was one of Newcastle’s early targets in the summer, and one for which they have already put in an offer to his Dutch club, but news that Sunderland and Aston Villa re also interested in acquiring the 3 times capped Dutch International.

Anita is very keen to play ion the Premier lague and he had this to say to the Sunday Mirror:

“I’ve two years left on my contract. But I want some clarity from Ajax about my future. We are having a meeting with Marc Overmars, the club’s new sporting director, to get a clear view of what the club wants.”

His agent Harry Lulofs is doing his very best to get him set up with a Premier League club, and recently confirmed the fact that Sunderland were interested.

“What I understand from Ajax is that there are some Premier League clubs in England who are seriously interested,” “Clubs like Aston Villa, Norwich City, Sunderland and Newcastle United have asked about the status of the player.”

“This is quite normal because Vurnon Anita was one of the best players in the Ajax team in the last two years and will be one of the new Dutch internationals.” “But only Newcastle United have made a written offer to Ajax, who didn’t want to let the player go for that money.”

It seems that Ajax are keen for Newcastle to come back in with an improved offer for their player, but no new bid has yet been made by the Magpies.

The player himself a couple of day ago said he still wants to play in England, but that his club will not let him go:

 “I am going to seriously consider any interest and will discuss it with my parents.”  “The Premier League is a top competition where I would want to play.”

“Ajax say they won’t let me go and I’m tied up here until 2014. It would be no punishment to stay, but you never know.”

Ajax wont let him go only because they want more money for him and if Newcastle increased their offer by a couple of million he could quickly become a Newcastle player, but whether the club will do that – we simply don’t know.

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327 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 15, 2012 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #1

    Bring back Tsunki

  • GeordieGerman

    Jul 15, 2012 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #2

    I would like to thank the “Chemnitz Ulra’s” for a great time on Friday. A really friendly bunch of people.

  • nufc786

    Jul 15, 2012 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #3

    i miss tsunki too 🙁

  • jesperfuglsang

    Jul 15, 2012 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #4

    Everyone wants more money these days.

    …with Anita I think everything boils down to whether Ajax sees him as a regular starter or a rotation player.

    He’ll be cheaper for NUFC next summer and another year at Ajax would be good for him if you ask me.

    I think we are okay in midfield for now. We need a new CB and a new RB and maybe a forward who can play wide. That’s it; the rest should be develoment players

  • GeordieGerman

    Jul 15, 2012 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #5

    I’m sure I meant “Chemnitz Ultras”.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 15, 2012 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #6

    post : bring back Tsunki : if you wish to help bring him back

  • Lee Dodd

    Jul 15, 2012 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #7

    If We have The Money and have sold The Likes of Leon Best and have No Wages to Give to Alan Smith Then Get This Lad In Now !!!!. Debouchy Seems as if he will sign This week Then we need a new Striker and were set for the season. if Mike Ashley is So cash Rich then Just get The Job Done. If we Just Mess about we will have a Lot Harder Season This Time With Europe etc … Its Time To Get The Job Done Were all Sick To Death of Maybe This Maybe That . Linked With This Player linked With That Player !!!!

  • darrenfletcher88

    Jul 15, 2012 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #8

    This lad will be a gud signing for 6mill,another international player!!!!

  • jesperfuglsang

    Jul 15, 2012 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #9


    From what I can gather from MA’s business model, then he wants NUFC to be self sufficient meaning he won’t keep puring money into the club for transfers.

    We are going to have to generate our own funds for transfers soon, so we won’t just spend 5 mil. and yet another 5 mil. there just because we think it would be the logical thing to do 🙂

    But hi, that’s just me trying to be realistic.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 15, 2012 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #10

    Who would honestly want to play for the mackems unless they had no other choice.

  • pbNcl

    Jul 15, 2012 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #11

    Apart from sir debauchy, I’m not buying into any speculation at all. It drives ya mad! We’ve bid for a few players and been linked with a million more. I’m part of ”until he holds the scarf up” club

  • jesperfuglsang

    Jul 15, 2012 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #12


    sadly a few apparently 🙁

    …but they want to leave soon after anyway 😉 lol

  • Beattie25

    Jul 15, 2012 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #13

    Just nit picking here but he is a DM that can play FB.

    He is a Seedorf like player that is equally adept in any crntral midfield position whether that be attack, defence or creative.

  • Beattie25

    Jul 15, 2012 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #14

    Bring back Tsunki

  • proudtobageordie

    Jul 15, 2012 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #15

    french star on tyneside?

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 15, 2012 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #16

    Bring back tsunki !!!!!!!

  • Beardo Ameobi

    Jul 15, 2012 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #17

    Rim crack of Tsunki!

  • Gateshead-Mag

    Jul 15, 2012 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #18

    bring back neil buchannon!!

  • Beardo Ameobi

    Jul 15, 2012 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #19

    And Pat Sharp!

  • magpiebop

    Jul 15, 2012 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #20

    Now the player is unsettled, a very small increase in the bid should be enough….say half a million!

  • SuperShearer

    Jul 15, 2012 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #21

    Not convinced by this one. In recent history when players and agents start claiming our interest in them we tend to want to walk away as it’s clear they’re trying to elevate their wages etc. I’d like a good DM to come in for back up to Tiote but maybe players like Vuckic and Gosling should be stepping up when we’re without Tiote or Cabaye.

  • jesperfuglsang

    Jul 15, 2012 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #22

    Bring back the famous Tom Selleck mo 😉

  • voodoo85

    Jul 15, 2012 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #23

    nufc official Twitter feed sayin we going out to Holland to plat ADO Den Haag. Not sure if this is old news etc

  • Beattie25

    Jul 15, 2012 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #24

    Bring back centre partings

  • pbNcl

    Jul 15, 2012 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #25

    Can’t wait to see marty mackem o neill fall flat on his face this season. Its gonna be a joy to watch as his sanity fades

  • pbNcl

    Jul 15, 2012 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #26

    Bring back thundercats !

  • GeordieRooster

    Jul 15, 2012 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #27

    bet hes a great player as hes been scouted by alan carrs dad , but we dont need him , weve got tiote, biggie and abeid for def-mid and cabaye could do a job there too, and full back well have debuchy santon tav ryan taylor fergie, we need a pacey forward and a center haf

  • ToonJovi

    Jul 15, 2012 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #28

    Would be a great purchase! to fight it out for the starting xl in full back role or as cover for Tiote when europa league kicks in! very injury prone anyway and cant see him playing 3 games in a week on a regular basis!

    yes Cabaye can cover for Tiote but isnt half a waste of Cabayes talent!

  • XtraTimeAndPens

    Jul 15, 2012 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #29

    His versatility could be really useful as ToonJovi said. Haven’t seen him play but with potentially 60 games next season we could do with all the help we can get. Of course, some of that cover can come from the likes of Sammy Ameobi, Vuckic and Fergie but some more established players would help too. Don’t think we should be making him a priority though unless he’s intended to replace Simpson. Hopefully we see a right back, a centre back and a striker coming through the door in the next few weeks. Fingers crossed.

    Also, I’ve written a blog on Coloccini here if you want to give it a read:


  • toonincheek

    Jul 15, 2012 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #30

    I think Anita really would strengthen the midfield and give us many options –
    BUT –
    it would be at the expense of giving Mehdi and Bigi their chance.
    I think we should leave this one until the winter transfer window and see then how these younsters have done.

  • bills-son

    Jul 15, 2012 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #31

    Don’t bring back solano.

  • SupaToonKid

    Jul 15, 2012 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #32

    He’d be a great buy but others have to prioritised first before. Debuchy is pretty much sealed & will probably be announced early next week so then a CB & FW are needed.

    I’d be happy if we just signed Debuchy, CB & FW (all must signs) but players like Anita would be good bonus buys with his versatility and ability for his young age. Anita is not a must sign but would be great to help Tiote in CDM & cover FB positions. Ajax’s pricing for him is ridiculous but if we can get him for approx £6M then it’d be a good deal.

  • Beattie25

    Jul 15, 2012 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #33

    Anita would be a starter and wouldn’t hamper the progress of any of the youngsters.

    Bigi, Abied, Vuckic etc… are bit ready to start lots of big PL games IMO so it’s logical to play with 3 in midfield and to outdated a quality CM/DM to play with Cabaye and Tiote.

    The youngsters should be used for European minnows and early stages of the cups.

    Anita would not only improve our starting 11 but his versatility would be an asset if and when injuries hit the squad.

  • Papiss_Myself

    Jul 15, 2012 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #34

    Bring back zig and zag

  • Beattie25

    Jul 15, 2012 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #35

    God damn iPhone

    * bit = not

    * outdated = purchased

  • Toonboy_84

    Jul 15, 2012 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #36

    Bring back bramble!

  • ToonJovi

    Jul 15, 2012 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #37


    That team would be immense!

  • ToonJovi

    Jul 15, 2012 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #38

    and thinking about my last post i would probs place Marveaux on left side of mid above Ba, and Ba can be backup / rotation for Cisse if he wants to play down the middle 🙂

  • Beardo Ameobi

    Jul 15, 2012 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #39

    Bring back Mr Blobby!

  • Beattie25

    Jul 15, 2012 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #40

    Bring back fun to the blog

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