There were reports in Holland on Tuesday evening, that Newcastle are close to completing the deal for Ajax’ Dutch International midfielder come full-back Vurnon Anita.
Vurnon Anita – signing for Newcastle by Friday?
This may even be consistent with what we know about Anit’a current situation, since there were many reports that Newcastle were going back for Anita with an improved bid.
And there was even a report a few days ago, which has been repeated in many news sources, that Newcastle are going to Ajax with a double bid.
The reports suggest that Newcastle have gone in with a £10M bid to bring both Dutch Internationals Vurnon Anita and Gregory van der Weil to Tyneside.
There’s a report in Sky Tyne and Wear that says they have spoken with Dutch journalist Vanentijn Breissen in Holland, and he is saying Newcastle could sign the Dutchman by this Friday.
And there’s a report in De Telegraaf from the same reporter Breissen, and he says that Anita’s agent wants to see a deal done soon.
This is what he said:
“Definitely, a deal can take place in this week.” “Anita will not extend his contract. He’s a player coming from the youth of Ajax. They’re not the best paid players.”
“He also has a new manager in Mino Raiola in the last 10 days and he’s a guy who wants to sell players.”
Anita has been offered a new improved contract to stay at Ajax through 2016, but he still seems keen to try his chances in the Premier League and has talked in lyrical terms about Newcastle United several times this summer.
We have no idea if this report is true or not, but we do know that Newcastle need a top player like Anita in their ranks, and he would be a great acquisition for Newcastle United.
And Gregory van der Weil wouldn’t be too bad either, but we’d still prefer it if Newcastle can somehow bring Mathieu Debuchy in from Lille, and we think that deal still has a chance to be successful.
As far as Anita signing by Friday it could be possible, but we’d be surprised if it happens, although things are quiet on the Newcastle transfer front right now, and you have to believe Newcastle are working hard behind the scenes to bring some players through the door.
We need to get a top player on Tyneside soon, and we hope theses reports are true, but we’ve also said that a few times already this summer.
What do you think?