Anita To Talk To Pardew Before Making Final Decision


Further news on the Vurnon Anita potential transfer deal to Newcastle has unfolded tonight, with Vurnon  himself talking about the deal, and saying that his next step is to talk to Alan Pardew, the Newcastle manager, because everything has to be right.

Vurnon Anita – to talk to Alan Pardew next

As reported earlier today Newcastle have finally agreed a fee for the player with his club Ajax,  and the next step is to agree personal terms, and then after that a medical will take place at Newcastle and the contract will be signed – if all goes well.

This is what Anita said tonight after he had played for Ajax against Alkmaar:

“Ajax and Newcastle have reached an agreement, but I have not spoken to Newcastle yet.” “The complete picture must be good. If talks do not go well, I will stay at Ajax.” “But I think everything will be alright.”

The news a day or two ago  was that Anita had turned down a new contract offer from Ajax, and that seemed to indicate he still wanted to leave the only club he has ever played for.

But Anita has revealed that his agent had made a counter offer to what the Ajax club had initially offered him, but it seems Ajax turned that down.

This is what Vurnon said:

“We submitted a counter proposal and Ajax didn’t accept it. So we look elsewhere.”  “Leaving Ajax will be strange. I’ve played here for 13 years. I’ve enjoyed some good times and learned a lot.”  “I am grateful to Ajax. It’s a pity I have to leave but football is like that sometimes.”

It was a little strange that after Ajax manager Frank de Boer announced an agreement had been reached with Newcastle earlier today, the player still played the whole game against Alkmaar, and after the game he also talked to Voetbal International:

“Now it’s up to me. But first I want to talk with the manager of Newcastle United before taking a decision.”  “The whole picture has to be right for me.”

The game against Almaar is probably the last game he will play for Ajax,  and he confirmed this when he was asked if that could be his last game for the Dutch Champions and he responded:

“That could be.”

The fee is thought to be somewhere in the range of €8M which is around £6.3M, and when you think players like Joe Joe Allen are going for £15M and Steven Fletcher for £12M, that’s another great deal for Newcastle, if we can pull it off.

But Alan Pardew has proved himself to be very persuasive when talking about Newcastle United, so things seem to be looking very good tonight that a deal can be completed for this excellent young footballer.

What do you think?

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202 comments so far

  • MagpiesFlyHigh

    Aug 12, 2012 at 8:50 PM

    Comment #1

    get him across the line … cheer most of us up a bit

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  • MagpiesFlyHigh

    Aug 12, 2012 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #2

    but not all of us

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  • Beattie25

    Aug 12, 2012 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #3

    Anita will be brilliant in a midfield 3.

    Let’s just hope Pards can woo him.

    Silver Fox we need you now more than ever.

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  • BelfastMagpie87

    Aug 12, 2012 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #4

    Hopefully a few more to follow.

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  • pardew no 1

    Aug 12, 2012 at 8:53 PM

    Comment #5

    seems like a down to earth guy lets get him over the line

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  • wreker16

    Aug 12, 2012 at 8:53 PM

    Comment #6

    Come on pards do us proud! Anita would be great but we need at the very least a striker as well, work your magic man!!

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 12, 2012 at 8:56 PM

    Comment #7

    Beattie
    Anita/tiote/cabs
    Best midfield in the prem?

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  • MagpiesFlyHigh

    Aug 12, 2012 at 8:56 PM

    Comment #8

    A bluechip striker might be a bit of a luxury given how well the young lads seem to be shaping up, but I think we need a rock solid CB at minimum. FB too please

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 12, 2012 at 8:57 PM

    Comment #9

    Don’t worry, Alan has this.

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  • MagpiesFlyHigh

    Aug 12, 2012 at 8:57 PM

    Comment #10

    TADS

    def top 3

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  • JackButler

    Aug 12, 2012 at 8:59 PM

    Comment #11

    Do we really need a CB?
    After all Tavernier hasn’t looked out of his depth for me, plus I think a full back to replace Simpson is a must

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  • magpiemover

    Aug 12, 2012 at 8:59 PM

    Comment #12

    any 1 wanting to book on the coach for chelsea away can book on 07858653200 or follow toontravel 2 on twiter and 35 pounds on the bus

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  • voodoo85

    Aug 12, 2012 at 8:59 PM

    Comment #13

    the face he says “But I think everything will be alright.” gives me confidence this deal will go through

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  • MagpiesFlyHigh

    Aug 12, 2012 at 9:01 PM

    Comment #14

    JB

    suspect you’re right but hope we get one anyway.

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 12, 2012 at 9:01 PM

    Comment #15

    @JB
    I’m somewhat content that Tavernier is able to cover, and who knows how quickly Good will come along.
    Streete was in the first team before he was injured…
    If the window closed tomorrow, i’d settle witch the CB issue as it is.

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  • Beattie25

    Aug 12, 2012 at 9:02 PM

    Comment #16

    TADS

    Potentially yes I would say so. All the ingredients are there to make it a devastating trio. Not many people could control us and we could break down any team.

    Just remember Cabaye against Swansea and Stoke, wonderful creativity.

    Tiote against Man U destroying everything.

    Anita will come a dictate. Finally a maestro to conduct the orchestra.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 12, 2012 at 9:02 PM

    Comment #17

    MFH
    It is a scary looking mid like!
    Only down side is i doubt he’d be involved in the souds game 🙁
    JB
    I think we still need a CB havent seen enough of good to see what hes like as back up taviner looked good at cb but wouldnt want to risk it at top level to be honest

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  • Kyo

    Aug 12, 2012 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #18

    Anita in, Solano out? We need to profit on Solano before he gets too old.

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  • BelfastMagpie87

    Aug 12, 2012 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #19

    We really really really need a centre back Butler lol

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  • JackButler

    Aug 12, 2012 at 9:04 PM

    Comment #20

    Tavernier looks like a real star to me, we have Colo and Saylor as 1 and 2, I would even go as far as to say that Tav is ahead of Willo, so there we have 4 CB’s we need a right back as a priority

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  • JackButler

    Aug 12, 2012 at 9:05 PM

    Comment #21

    Sorry I also forgot about Curtis Good,though not seen much of him

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  • Les Grossman

    Aug 12, 2012 at 9:05 PM

    Comment #22

    awwww
    Nice little love in going on here!!

    😀

    I think its sweet!

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  • BelfastMagpie87

    Aug 12, 2012 at 9:07 PM

    Comment #23

    Maybe in cup games or something,not in the premiership like.

    I think he’ll go on loan again..

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Aug 12, 2012 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #24

    Anyone else think this is the most promising set of youngsters we have ever had ?

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  • Graeme

    Aug 12, 2012 at 9:11 PM

    Comment #25

    How about
    Back Four
    Anita – – – – – – – – – – – -Tiote
    Cabaye

    Ben Arfa Marveaux

    Cisse or Ba

    Gives us major options both in defence or attack!! Just my idea!!

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  • pardews plan B

    Aug 12, 2012 at 9:11 PM

    Comment #26

    It is les. Want a cuddle?

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  • JackButler

    Aug 12, 2012 at 9:11 PM

    Comment #27

    With the FA Cup, League Cup, Europa League and Premier League to play for I think Tavernier will have a big part to play this season

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  • WWYCD

    Aug 12, 2012 at 9:12 PM

    Comment #28

    Pards will stick on some soft jazz piur the lad a nice glass of champers maybe give him a mild back rub and hand him a contract

    And if all else fails leave Anita alone for 5 minutes with Cabs and Tiote

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 12, 2012 at 9:12 PM

    Comment #29

    Voodoo
    I like the fact he wants to know the long term plan of club rather than how many zeros are on his paycheque!

    Belgrade fan
    Is there a link to the tiovonen story? Coukd potentially be a great signing and not just a a striker the lad played a fair bit of his career as CAM so would give us options upfront and mid if cab picked up a knock also hoping abied breaks through this season

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 12, 2012 at 9:13 PM

    Comment #30

    @BPC
    Dunno about most promising, but certainly the biggest set of promising youngsters i can remember in the last 15 years.

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  • Les Grossman

    Aug 12, 2012 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #31

    Krul

    Simpson
    Saylor
    Collo
    Santon

    HBA
    Tiote
    Cabaye
    Marveaux

    Ba
    Cisse

    HBA and Marveaux changing throughout.

    Superb

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Aug 12, 2012 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #32

    I mean we have

    Bigi
    Streete
    Campbell
    Vuckic
    Abeid
    Amalfitano
    Sammy
    Tavernier

    And those are just of the top of my head

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  • pardews plan B

    Aug 12, 2012 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #33

    @graeme think that’s lots of peoples idea too. Replace anita with Jonas and it’d look familiar

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  • NUFC 1892

    Aug 12, 2012 at 9:16 PM

    Comment #34

    KRUL

    SANTOON SAYLOR COLO ANITA

    BEN ARFA TIOTE CABAYE MARVEAUX

    CISSE BA

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  • Les Grossman

    Aug 12, 2012 at 9:17 PM

    Comment #35

    Big Pappise
    I just hope we dont icken and stifle them.
    Think Bigi and vukic in particular now need to be on fringes of the team and getting odd game.

    Worst thing we can do is keep knocking them down the pcking ordr

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  • jimiley

    Aug 12, 2012 at 9:18 PM

    Comment #36

    How old is this guy? I thought we had a policy of buying young players. I suppose a strategy goes out the window when it suits.

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  • pardews plan B

    Aug 12, 2012 at 9:18 PM

    Comment #37

    @Les 4-4-2? You mad man! Our team can’t win games with that formation! we never went unbeaten playing that boring formati……oh

    it does look good really doesn’t it. As long as the dembas can play together well.

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  • santoooooooooon

    Aug 12, 2012 at 9:19 PM

    Comment #38

    Tav Good Streete Fergie
    Bigi Abeid
    Sammy Vuckic
    Campbell

    All good young players

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  • JackButler

    Aug 12, 2012 at 9:20 PM

    Comment #39

    Jimiley he’s only 23

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  • outsidethebox

    Aug 12, 2012 at 9:20 PM

    Comment #40

    would love it really love it if we could get anita ..havent seen much of him but from what i have seen i think he would fit in as a playmaker to combine with tiote and cabaye …
    we could do without a new cb …but to go forewards we need a commanding quality cb ..tav and perch as replacement cb,s are adequate at best

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