We put out an article this morning that Leeds United were interested in signing Vurnon Anita, who has been a free agent since July 1st, the day after his contract expired at Newcastle.
And it’s good news tonight that Vurnon has signed a deal at Leeds so he should be a big player for them in the coming season.
The announcement was made via the Leeds Twitter account although there is nothing yet on the Newcastle web-site.
28 year-old Vurnon Anita – signed for Leeds United
This is what Leeds said via their Twitter account followed by a welcome from the Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani:
— Leeds United (@LUFC) July 6, 2017
— Andrea Radrizzani (@andrearadri) July 6, 2017
Vurnon was one of our favorite players at Newcastle and he was also a great guy who was always completely committed to the Newcastle cause.
We were surprised – like a number of Newcastle fans – when the 28 year-old was released and not given a new deal, especially after Rafa had often complimented him as a first class professional who knew the game well.
Vurnon played 155 times for Newcastle over his five years at the club with 3 goals and 6 assists and 106 of those games were in the Premier League.
Last season he made 31 total appearances for the Magpies including 27 games in the Championship and helped us to get promoted straight back to the Premier League.
We wish Vurnon the very best of luck in his Leeds career and hope to see him back in the Premier League next year.