It seems to be crunch time for crunch time Newcastle United target Vurnon Anita as he considers his options, and he seems to have three of them, join Newcastle, move to AC Milan or stay where he is at Ajax, who have offered him a new and improved contract.
Vurnon Anita – make up your mind time
We reported on Thursday morning that the 23 year-old has a new agent in Mino Raiola. who is Italian, and he’s known for being able to push through quick deals, and it’s been reported that Newcastle will go in for the Dutch International with a renewed bid.
There are also reports coming out of Italy that Raiola will try to get his new client to AC Milan, and it’s true that the agent does a number of deals with Italian clubs, but maybe that’s why this report has come out, and we don’t know if there is any truth in it or pure speculation.
The report is in Corriere dello Sport in Italy, and if he moves to Milan he could join a former team-mate and pal there – Urby Emanuelson – who was a target of Newcastle when he was in his early twenties at Ajax.
Emanuelson has given some advice to his pal:
“I’ve given Vurnon my advice: of course, Newcastle is a great club and he can make that step.” “But it’s certainly not bad to stay at Ajax.”
Mino Raiola has guided Swedish International Zlatan Ibrahimovic in all his transfer moves, many to Italian clubs, and his latest move to French big spenders PSG, but it’s not clear whether AC Milan has any advantage over Newcastle, with Raiola now being his new agent.
All this doesn’t mean too much if Newcastle cannot agree a fee with his club Ajax, and that seems to have been the Achilles heel of all Newcastle’s attempted moves in the transfer market this summer.
Whether that can change and we can get Anita to Tyneside we don’t know, but it does seem that Vurnon is close to making a decision on his future.
Anita has talked about Newcatsle in lyrical tersm, so we must still be in with a good chance, if the club can increase their offer to the satisfaction of Ajax, and that is a big if.