Really great news is coming through that Newcastle United have agreed a fee with Ajax for their Dutch midfielder Vurnon Anita.
Vurnon Anita – fee has been agreed with Ajax
The next step is to agree terms with Vurnon, and that’s not exactly a given, but it seems that Newcastle are close to getting one of their top targets through the door – at last.
Ajax manager Frank de Boer confirmed today that the Amsterdam club have struck a deal with Newcastle United for the transfer of 23 year-old Vurnon Anita, who can play in a number of different positions.
Once terms have been agreed with the player, Anita will travel to Newcastle for his medical, and it could well be that if Cheick Tiote is not available for the game against Tottenham next Saturday afternoon, then Vurnon will play in that position.
He has played both in defensive midfield and left back for Ajax over the last two seasons, and has been one of their best players.
Vurnon stands 5’6″ tall and he made his debut for Ajax in March of 2006, in a 3–2 away loss against FC Groningen, and since then he has made 137 appearances for the Dutch Champions with 7 goals.
We’re not sure how much the fee is – but it’s likely it’s around £7M, and Vurnon will be a fantastic signing for Newcastle.
We wonder if Newcastle’s dismal showing yesterday at Cardiff had anything to do with this?