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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