There are reports in Holland that Newcastle have indeed made a new bid for Ajax’ Dutch International midfielder Vurnon Anita, thought to be around €8M, which is about £6.5M.
The news is again in the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, and the new news is that he has rejected Ajax’ new contract offer made to him earlier, and it seems he wants to leave the Dutch club.
Thanks to a number of our readers for pointing this news out to us.
There was news yesterday that Newcastle had indeed opened talks with Anita’s new agent, Italian Mino Raiola, and that Managing Director Derek Llambias and Secretary Lee Charnley were both in Holland trying to tie up the deal.
And the Magpies had informed Vurnon that he would not be one of the club’s top wage-earners if he signed on at Newcastle, but they would review his wages after six months on Tyneside.
The fact that he seems to have turned down Ajax’s new wage offer after being told that by Newcastle could be taken as a positive sign that he could sign on at Newcastle.
This could be good news for Newcastle fans, because some of the Ajax web-sites are even suggesting the bid could be accepted by Ajax – but we’ll have to wait and see.
It would be nice to have a breakthrough in the transfer market and Newcastle bring in their first senior signing of the summer.
What do you think?