The Daily Mail is reporting that Vurnon Anita is flying into Newcastle to have a medical today, and if all goes well we may have our very first senior signing of the summer – well that didn’t take too long did it? 😀
Vurnon Anita – flying in for discussions and medical
It seems that the deal has been agreed at €8M, which translates to around £6.3M depending on the conversion rate, which is why you see slightly differing amounts, so that seems a very good deal for a really top player.
There’s not much more new news than this, but it seems extremely likely that he will be in Newcastle today, since Vurnon has said he wants to have a discussion with Alan Pardew before he signs.
And Newcastle still have to discuss compensation with the lad and his agent, and they can do all of that on Tyneside, and then if all is okay, he could then have his medical and sign along the dotted line.
And the flight from Amsterdam to Newcastle is a very short one.
It seems that Cheick Tiote is likely to miss the game against Tottenham, although Colocccini should be fit, but both players will be withdrawn from their International teams that play on Wednesday evening.
And if Newcastle can get Vurnon in early this week – like today – he’ll have time to understand how Newcastle play the game, and could make his debut as the holding midfielder in place of Cheick Tiote on Saturday.
Vurnon has three International caps for Holland so far, and since he can also play at left back too, he will be a very valuable addition to the side, and he’s a class player.
We hope to hear some additional good news on his move today.