This is what Alan Pardew has said today about Newcastle’s first major signing of the season – a £6.6M deal for Dutch International defensive midfielder Vurnon Anita, who can also play in either full-back position.
Vurnon Anita – shows off new shirt – number 8
Vurnon will wear the number 8 shirt at Newcastle and this is what Alan Pardew had to say today about Newcastle’s new signing:
“We’re delighted to secure the services of Vurnon.” “He’s an exceptionally talented footballer with great technical ability, which is exactly what I’m looking at in a player.”
“At 23 years-old, we hope his best years are at Newcastle.” “He has come through the Ajax youth system, which is world-renowned for bringing players up the right way.”
“I’m sure he’ll fit seamlessly into the squad of players we have here.” “Vurnon has done his pre-season, and indeed already played one competitive game, so he’s up to speed and ready to play when I need him.”
And earlier today Ajax manager Frank de Boer had sang the praises of both his player and Newcastle United, as he had this to say in an Evening Chronicle interview:
“Of course he goes to Newcastle United with my best wishes.” “He is one of the hardest working young players I have ever seen.” “He deserves a move to a club like Newcastle United.”
“For me he gave everything during his time here.” “As I say, he gives everything for you.” “He never complained once to me about having to drop back into another position.”
“In training he works like he is playing a game and that it means everything.” “In the one and half years I worked with him he did not stop working.” “That is what has resulted in his transfer to Newcastle.”
“Newcastle fans will see a player who can deal with the game in England.” “He gives 300% for you. He is always concentrating on his game and he never ever gives up.” “He has a bright future ahead.”
Wow – I didn’t realise Newcastle were such a huge club.
Just kidding. 😀
We almost got a little concerned with the announcement being delayed after he had completed his medical, but there’s no doubt in our minds that Anita will turn out to be yet another great signing for Newcastle.
What do you think?
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