It’s Official – Vurnon Anita Signs Five Year Deal at Newcastle


It’s the news we’ve been waiting for since yesterday, and Anita Vurnon of Ajax has passed his medical and has signed on at Newcastle on a five year long contract, and although the fee was not announced,it is widely reported to be €8.5M – £6.6M.

Vurnon Anita – signed sealed and delivered – great!

It was a long time coming but this is Newcastle first signing of a potential first team starter this summer, and Vurnon seems another great buy, and cheap at the price when you consider the prices of some other midfielders going in the transfer market – like Everton’s Jack Rodwell to Manchester City for £15M.

It’s simply great to have Vurnon Anita on board.

We wish Vurnon every success in his new career at Newcastle, and we are simply delighted to welcome him to Newcastle United, and the fact he is joining  the  Newcastle revolution under manager Alan Pardew.

This is what Vurnon had to say today:

“I won almost everything in Holland so the step was not difficult to make. Now I think we can also win trophies with Newcastle and it’s time to do that.” “In the Premier League especially, every game is tough so it can help me also to grow in my football skills.”

“Ajax made me who I am right now. I’ve been there 13 years so it was a difficult step, but you know in football that things happen so I’m glad to be here.”  “I know Tim Krul very well.” “He told me to join Newcastle (wow that’s a surprise), and said it was a very nice club with great supporters and everything is nice and that he would like me to come here.

“I trust him so I think we can have a nice time here.” “I talked to the manager and the coach and they know that I want to play in a defensive midfield place and that’s why they brought me here.”  “But I can play at left-back or right-back, so that’s also no problem.”

We’ll be bringing out out a short bio on Anita shortly, to better introduce him to Newcastle fans.

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68 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 16, 2012 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #1

    Getting pi$$ed and going to bed with Claire Balding only to wake up with Steve Bruce is too good for Ashley.

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  • Bloody Marveauxlous

    Aug 16, 2012 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #2

    Woop woop, bring on Debuchy!

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Aug 16, 2012 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #3

    http://www.nufc.co.uk/articles/20120816/a-new-challenge-for-anita_2281670_2886762

    First interview – primarily a DM as anyone with common sense expected.

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  • Bloody Marveauxlous

    Aug 16, 2012 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #4

    Nice scoop Ruddy (brother)

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  • AMEOBI

    Aug 16, 2012 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #5

    Wow great news finally 😀 happy times!!

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  • GeordieGeorge

    Aug 16, 2012 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #6

    Thank god for that 🙂

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  • Zero

    Aug 16, 2012 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #7

    FACE EXPLODES WITH EXCITEMENT, finally now just debs and guidetti to get across the line lol

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  • Super Magpie

    Aug 16, 2012 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #8

    We finally have our 1st starting 11 signing. Hopefully people won’t be so miserable on here now. Its been a long wait and hopefully a couple more players will follow.

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  • BelfastMagpie87

    Aug 16, 2012 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #9

    Happydays!!!

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  • Novocastrian66

    Aug 16, 2012 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #10

    When we going to make another signing? After all it’s about 10 minutes since our last one. Ashley needs to get his finger out!

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  • ichrisho

    Aug 16, 2012 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #11

    Number 8 is back in thehands of a quality young player..Sorry Danny… we’ve done it again… well not us 🙂 Carr and the team!!! Delighted is an understatement… 🙂

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  • Shedzzzaa

    Aug 16, 2012 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #12

    In other news, RVP spotted outside fratton park supposedly Portsmouth ready to hijack purposed move to man utd and willing to offer him £230,000 a week!!!!!

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  • davybtoon

    Aug 16, 2012 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #13

    i reckon ola toivonen will be next in, douglas last day of window hopefully

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  • AMEOBI

    Aug 16, 2012 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #14

    Wait its the ruddy with lous on end that’s real yeah?

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  • Graeme

    Aug 16, 2012 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #15

    At last – he will be an immense player for us. Delighted to see it happen at long last!!

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  • ichrisho

    Aug 16, 2012 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #16

    Honesty reckon its now going to be Ally Cis and Douglas… with a cheeky 15mil bid on deadline day for Carroll.. (Sky Sports will fund half of that just for the advertising on the day)

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  • Zero

    Aug 16, 2012 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #17

    ASHLEY OUT 10minutes without a new signing… hes taking us for mugs lads time to get the pitch forks 😛 lol

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  • Magpie_Man

    Aug 16, 2012 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #18

    Ed, maybe you should replace Best with Anita on the banner now 😀

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  • davybtoon

    Aug 16, 2012 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #19

    we sign a bright young talent and sunderland sign 34 year old saha ha love our club

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  • Ryan2502

    Aug 16, 2012 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #20

    Get in! Straight into the starting eleven hopefully, and we can start to play the way Pardew envisaged when he came here! Passing football a la Barca!

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  • ajcrawfs

    Aug 16, 2012 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #21

    great signing!

    tiote and anita in DM role with cabaye allowed to play more attacking is an absolutely mouth watering prospect!

    I hope we sign CB cover and new right back and that will be a very successful window!

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  • AMEOBI

    Aug 16, 2012 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #22

    Don’t do anything with banner untill it shuts.. Simple

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  • davybtoon

    Aug 16, 2012 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #23

    ichrisho – b happy with cissohko n douglas

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  • Kyo

    Aug 16, 2012 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #24

    Welcome to NUFC!!!!!!!!!!

    WOOHOO!

    Now hopefully “he’s Tiote’s cover” numpties will shut up.

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  • Sholadona

    Aug 16, 2012 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #25

    JFA Thanks for that mental image! *Searches for pictures of Cabaye* 😉

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  • ichrisho

    Aug 16, 2012 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #26

    Get rid of BEST off the banner campaign begins now!!!

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  • TorqToon

    Aug 16, 2012 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #27

    Welcome back JFA !!!! I’ve missed those posts!!

    We always knew he would be primarily a DM who could cover at full back! Cue all the starting XI guesses for Saturday!! 🙂

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  • Ian Magpie

    Aug 16, 2012 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #28

    ‘Gan on BIG VURN’ Welcome to the Toon!

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  • ichrisho

    Aug 16, 2012 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #29

    davyb – so would I mate… and a super cheeky bid for Carroll.. like 15m and then change our minds last min and say “nah it aint worth it..overpriced!!!” 🙂

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  • Made a ma beed

    Aug 16, 2012 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #30

    @21-Also a striker is desperately needed!!

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  • Novocastrian66

    Aug 16, 2012 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #31

    Read somewhere that Sunderland are going to put ticket prices up to help fund new signings.
    Nowt to do with transfer fees, they need the money to employ more physios!

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  • ichrisho

    Aug 16, 2012 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #32

    Lunch time… woohooooo with a new signing… think’ll i wil nab some fish and chips!!! Catch ye in a while dudes…

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  • pardews plan B

    Aug 16, 2012 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #33

    The ruddy who posted now is ruddy beardo

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  • davybtoon

    Aug 16, 2012 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #34

    ichrisho – id rather get toivonen than carroll if am honest hes a quality player n only cost around 6/7mill

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  • ToonAndy

    Aug 16, 2012 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #35

    Is Pardews press conference going to be on sky sports news??

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  • Toon73

    Aug 16, 2012 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #36

    Official ! 🙂

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  • Southern Pride

    Aug 16, 2012 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #37

    lol when he said he needed to speak to Pards to get re-assurance, i knew we had a deal.. c’mon i bet my wife will marry him if silver fox tries to talk to her… who are we kidding its alan ‘brainwashing’ pardew!

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  • pawl250

    Aug 16, 2012 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #38

    Finally, this is a good signing, now please sign a defender! Whether it be a fullback or a centre back it is a no brainer for any fan to see that our defence is the weakest area of the team.

    As for Gudietti, recent rumors are he is is off to Everton! Who in my opinion are spending the Rodwell money for Shitty very wisely!

    Moyes doing a good job given the circumstances around the club!

    I can still see Anita playing full back! Maybe not while Tiote is a doubt or Cabaye is injured but we’ll see!

    Bring on Spurs!! Hope we get over a few injuries for Saturday!!

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  • jimmymac

    Aug 16, 2012 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #39

    Krul

    Simpson Colo Saylor Santon

    Anita Tiote Cabaye

    HBA Cisse Ba

    Harper
    Williamson
    Marvaux
    Gutierrez
    Bigi
    Sammy
    Shola

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  • pardews plan B

    Aug 16, 2012 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #40

    @kyo he’s not tiote cover he’s his replacement…..

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