I just got back from taking my daughter into Raleigh, and that ploy seems to have worked as intended (laugh), because the reports are that Vurnon is now having his medical on Tyneside, so we should have an announcement shortly that he has signed for Newcastle United – that’s great news.
Vurnon Anita – undergoing medical on Tyneside
It’s Sky Sports that is reporting that Vurnon is now undergoing his medical at St. James’ Park, so the little talk he had with manager Alan Pardew about what role he would play in the Newcastle team, must have gone well and to to his satisfaction.
The Magpies reached a deal with his club Ajax a few days ago on a fee of €8.5m (£6.6M) and he wanted to have a talk with Newcastle manager Alan Pardew, and it seems his wages have also been agreed.
There was some concern that the fee wanted by his agent Mino Raiola may have been too high at around £1.5M, but that also seems to have been solved because the next step, given that he passes his medical is to sign the contract, which is rumored to be for a full five years.
And Raiola has been true to his reputation, by pushing through the deal quickly, since he only got Vurnon as a client last week – hey time is money in football too.
It took a long time coming, but this is another excellent signing by Newcastle and even cheap at the price of £6.6M for a top player who can play in different positions, and he could even make his first team debut on Saturday against Spurs at home.
The 23-year-old Dutch International can play at left-back or in defensive midfield, and Newcastle have been after him for a few months now – but it will have been worth the wait.
We’ll now wait for the official announcement from Newcastle on their web-site.
It will occur some time between 6:30pm and 8:30pm Newcastle time, because that’s when I will be away from my PC transporting my daughter to another of her business appointments, things happen that way somehow.
We’ll get this transfer wrapped up today, and then what are the chances we can complete the Debuchy deal by Saturday?
Howay The Lads!!
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