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This Newcastle Stalwart Would Be A Great Signing For Leeds United

The Sun’s Football League writer Tom Barclay has tweeted today that he thinks Leeds United are going after free agent Vurnon Anita who gave Newcastle five years of good service after being signed for £6.5M from Ajax.

the 28 year-old was then surprisingly released by Rafa Benitez this summer.

Since Rafa arrived at Newcastle Vurnon looked a different player and he was always fully committed to the Newcastle cause and was one of the first last summer to say he was staying on board to help us get promoted back to the Premier league and that’s exactly what he did.

Vurnon Anita and Rafa Benitez last year
Game was the 1-1 draw against Manchester City in PL at St. James’ Par
Vurnon scored a great equalizer!

But football can be a cruel business and Rafa doesn’t do sentiment.

The Netherlands International would be a terrific fee signing for Leeds United since this lad has shown he can play well in the Premier League never mind in the Championship.

He was signed as a holding midfielder but Rafa switched him to right back with good results and the manager often complimented his play and the 100% he always gave in training.

Here’s the tweet from Tom Barclay today:

Vurnon Anita 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.

As you can see we were fans of Vurnon – he wass also such a gentleman.

As we said,  he would be a great signing for any club wanting to be promoted next season in the Championship.

Leeds United certainly fit that profile and it’s about time a huge club like the Whites were back in the Premier League.

So there – I’ve said it.


Comments welcome.

11 comments so far

  • jazzyp

    Jul 6, 2017 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #2

    Good luck to Vurnan.Still don’t quite understand why we let him go yet offered Gouf a one year contract

  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 6, 2017 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #3

    Are we still willing to pay 35M pounds for Bad Toast?

  • jazzyp

    Jul 6, 2017 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #4


    Winds ya up mate don’t it.

    Surely we can offer this sort of money whether we have just come back up or not

  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 6, 2017 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #5

    And what kind of wage would Bad Toast want? Somewhere over a 100K a week I would think…… Sounds right up Ashco’s alley….

  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 6, 2017 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #6

    Would Ash have enough dosh left after another round of power drinking to actually pay the going rate for anyone decent?

  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 6, 2017 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #7

    Boom boom, boom boom boom, boom boom boom boom!
    Bad Toast!!!!

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jul 6, 2017 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #8

    Vurn’s still got loads of mileage in the tank, I was amazed some one hadn’t signed him before now, great signing for Leeds.

    I am still hopping that the Bas Dost rumours are fake news, for £35m we could buy several players better than him.

  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 6, 2017 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #9

    If we’re gonna spend that sort of money on a forward I’d rather it be for Batshuayi!

  • Bianconeri

    Jul 6, 2017 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #10

    We just need to take Ashley out on the drink.Making sure it has a fireplace then ask him for the money.

  • toonincheek

    Jul 6, 2017 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #11

    Good luck to Vurnon with his future.
    Not a bad player – just not up to what we now need.


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