Anita Rejects Ajax Contract – Newcastle Make €8M Written Offer


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.



There have been many reports over the last week that Newcastle were preparing a new bid,  but there is news in Holland today that the Ajax club have received a written offer from Newcastle for Anita.

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?

Comments welcome.

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58 comments so far

  • superkrul

    Aug 11, 2012 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #1

    It will be rejected and mike ashley will be to busy trying to buy rangers and we will end up with no 1 New

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  • superkrul

    Aug 11, 2012 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #2

    1st bum fluffs lol

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  • seantoon

    Aug 11, 2012 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #3

    I think it’s a very good thing this Rangers deal for Ashley. Just think any top player that comes through the ranks at Rangers we must surely have first option on buying them now

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  • HarryHarrison

    Aug 11, 2012 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #4

    I really do not understand why we are trying to sign another defensive midfielder, ye he’d be good cover for Tiote during ACoN duty but not for 6.5 million, I myself have not seen too much of Anita but he must be good I suppose if we’re after him and Ajax are reluctant to let him go!

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  • HarryHarrison

    Aug 11, 2012 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #5

    Also…the Debuchy saga has gone quiet, wheres that @Transfersage dude who gets inside info apparently??

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 11, 2012 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #6

    Harry
    What make you think hes cover? We played our best football last season playing 2 cdms in a 433 giving cabaye a more attacking role

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  • dmac

    Aug 11, 2012 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #7

    Llambias was at the uefa draw yesterday? Now unless that was in holland (could easily have been) then im not sure he was with Charnley.

    Anita can play dm or lb and its that kind of versatility we need. Would be a good signing. Holding out for debuchy/VDW though

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 11, 2012 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #8

    SuperKrul
    Out of intrest how much do you think %10 of a company thats is only worth £5 mil is gonna cost? Cos you seem to think it will take our whole transfer budget, i doubt ashley is using the clubs money somehow!
    Also think he has very little to do with transfers other than signibg a cheque

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  • Spuggy

    Aug 11, 2012 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #9

    Harry

    I agree, if we are signing 2-3 players an Anita is one of them, which of the CB, FB and CF positions are we missing out on. OF course another way to look at it is that Anita IS a FB (can cover LB) which is our weakest position. Still doesn’t make sense though, I have not heard anything legitimate from anyone about a CB, which along with CF is our weakest position IMO.

    Since the De Jong and Carroll saga it’s all gone quiet on the CF front. I truly hope we do bring a CB and CF in this summer. FB and DCM would be nice but are not priorities.

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  • Slank

    Aug 11, 2012 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #10

    Harry & ToonDownSouth

    I’m a bit puzzled why we are going for Anita as good as some people say, given our priorities.

    Either Pardew is going to adopt a new formation which includes Anita alongside Tiote or Tiote is going to be sold or Anita is a replacement for Guthrie I don’t know.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 11, 2012 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #11

    Dmac
    Was llambais at the draw? The only place ive seen claim he was at the draw is jimmymagpie

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  • Transfer Sage

    Aug 11, 2012 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #12

    I think this sets us in a strong position of he comes in.

    He can play dm next to tiote. From what I have heard he will do that bette than Jonas and he is more advanced that bigi currently.

    He also offers cover at left back.

    But I remember santon saying pardew told him he would play rb this year. So a possibility he could be signed as a left back.

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  • PompeyJohn

    Aug 11, 2012 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #13

    I don’t want to be too suspicious but if we get him I hope Tiote is not on his way!

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 11, 2012 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #14

    @toonarmyds
    Says he was at the draw in the Chronicle too.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Aug 11, 2012 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #15

    I think Anita and a CB would be good business this summer.

    A cf can wait until January as we won’t lose cisse and ba til then, presuming they beat the ivory coast in qualifying, which they are the under dogs for.

    Maybe we don’t need a cb if Curtis good is ready. Sure pardew knows how far along his development he is and if he is ready as a squad/backup player

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 11, 2012 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #16

    Slank
    Im pretty sure he’ll play alongside tiote, pards said he wants us to play a quicker passing game lots of short quick passes anita has got great techinical ability tiote also plays better along with someone besides him perch played great with him last season

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  • Slank

    Aug 11, 2012 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #17

    Superkrul @ 1

    You are making the assumption that Mike Ashley is buying a stake in Glasgow Rangers for himself.

    He is more likely to be doing it for Sports Direct in order to market and sell Rangers strip to their huge worldwide fan base which is substantially larger than Newcastle’s fan base.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Aug 11, 2012 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #18

    Tads

    Think you are right with Ashley. He will consult with Carr, pardew and llambias and they will have a rough budget for fees and wages and then he will say spend no more than X on this player.

    Then llambias and charnley will do some negotiating. Also if Ashley is needed pretty sure he will have a phone he can be contacted on, not like he has to be in the room.

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  • popscott

    Aug 11, 2012 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #19

    Anyone know if the match televised today?

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Aug 11, 2012 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #20

    It would be good news, but I cannot help to high expectations when you pay £6.5M for a player.

    I know that is peanuts in the world of the bindippers and the likes, but he would be our expensive midfielder and defender since Colo 😉

    What does people know about him? read an article about him that discribed him as the new Seedorf which of course is not bad at all 🙂

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  • magpie79

    Aug 11, 2012 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #21

    Dek was at the draw I watched it on eurosport 2!defo not in holland!

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 11, 2012 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #22

    Dannyo
    Couldnt find it in the chron but even if it was i still wouldnt pay any attention, i mean ffs lee ryder was tweeting yesteday that ALAN campbell was looking to take his chance against cardiff!

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 11, 2012 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #23

    @tads
    Lol, i reminded Lee of that this morning, i’m waiting for him to tell me what a nob i am and that it’s the desk editors mistake for not spotting it.

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Aug 11, 2012 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #24

    *most expensive

    Disclaimer: the discussion about peanuts, other nuts and even leguminous fruit er open for those how desire 😉 lol

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  • Ian Toon

    Aug 11, 2012 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #25

    Tim Krul went on loan to Falkirk for season 2007- 08 . During his time there he dislocated his shoulder and was sent off. He described his time there as invaluable in his development as a footballer. The crowd experience and the if it moves kick it style of play( only kidding ) would toughen the youngsters up. Vuckic might benefit from it – this is semi serious.

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  • Slank

    Aug 11, 2012 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #26

    Sage @ 18,

    That’s my take on it too. Ashley sets the rules / budgets and conditions and then lets others do the work.

    People forget that Ashley is a very busy man with Sports Direct which is currently the darling of the City.

    I doubt very much whether he actually attends any negotiations. He will only get involved as you say by telephone.

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  • check the toastie

    Aug 11, 2012 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #27

    Not happy with Fat Mikes investment in Rangers, he clearly thinks its the cheaper option to get real exposure in champions league football in the coming years rather than throwing a bit more of his money and some ambition into getting Newcastle their. Fat Shit is al business, business, business.

    As for Anita, he wont be coming as we wont pay the going rate. If a player is seen as a real good youngster by Carr with plenty of potential then he should just be signed depending on Carrs and Pardews Valuation not Lamearses and Fat Mikes.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 11, 2012 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #28

    Dannyo
    Even cwarr was taking the piss!!
    Suppose even if ol dekka was in lyon dont think it would take him to long to get to holland in ash’s chopper 😉

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 11, 2012 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #29

    @tads
    Haha, and as i’m typing:

    @Lee_Ryder
    Thanks for all the Tweets regarding Alan Campbell. I don’t write the headlines, just the copy.

    I’m a dead certain, that that. Mn has never taken the blame for anything in his life. Journos always draw an outcast of a headline, the desk changes it if they see fit. I know this cause my wife is a journo…

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  • Toon73

    Aug 11, 2012 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #30

    Hopefully Anita in soon !

    Will get a RB in too, and I reckon we will get someone, a big signing, on deadline day…

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  • clinath@ed

    Aug 11, 2012 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #31

    Alan Campbell even going to Cardiff, tells me pardhew has accepted we won’t be getting a new CF, and it’s his way of making his disapproval public.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Aug 11, 2012 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #32

    Ian

    Should we send an injury prone player to a physical league played on poor pitches? Would be a concern.

    Maybe young Adam campbell could go, he is a tough little guy who would benefit from a bit of physicality and a big crowd.

    Also of we help rangers out now it could pay off a few years down the line if we want to buy some youngsters from them.

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  • Beattie25

    Aug 11, 2012 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #33

    I swear some of you lot just come on here to start arguments!

    Firstly the whole of European footba was together at the draw. Ajax and nufc were I the same building. Maybe del boy sliped them a bit of paper during the draw.

    Also those of you speculating he could be a Tiote replacement are fcuking moronic and I don’t have the paitence nor the desire to tell your retarded minds how wrong you are.

    All I will say is 4-3-3/4-5-1 and versaitillity you fcuking half wits.

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  • AMEOBI

    Aug 11, 2012 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #34

    Off topic, anyone know any sites I can download music to my phone?

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 11, 2012 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #35

    Dannyo
    Hes such a tool?

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  • Rozzy

    Aug 11, 2012 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #36

    we need to sign someone FFS. this guy can play at left back aswell. if we cant get him in maybe Alba from byern munich who is a simlar player

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 11, 2012 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #37

    Clinath@Ed
    Idiot

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 11, 2012 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #38

    @Check
    As a man claiming to keep to facts, u do make allot of assumptions about MA and DL.
    Who cares if he invests in Rangers by sponsoring or buying stocks.
    He’s only out to further exposure for SD.
    It’s a clever move, and as a business man, MA does that all the time.
    It’s a non issue for us as a football club.
    Hell, if i had the money, i’d buy into Rangers. It’s a no brainer.

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  • clinath@ed

    Aug 11, 2012 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #39

    Tds…..steady mate, it’s only an opinion.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Aug 11, 2012 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #40

    @check

    Easy to spend somebody else’s money isn’t it.

    Ashley might not be the most generous owner and makes a lot nd controversial decisions but he is responsible.

    I would rather us never win a trophy and be here 100 years from now than have 5 glory years and go busy.

    Obviously it would be ideal if we could get somewhere in the middle but beggers can’t be chooses.

    Winning in football is now dominated 90% by clubs with huge financial backing. You get the odd exception but none of our previous owners won us anything even when they spent huge amounts.

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