Former Newcastle midfielder/right back Vurnon Anita has finally linked up with a club after having his contract mutually terminated with Leeds last summer.
Anita has joined Bulgarian side CSKA-Sofia on a four-month contract with an option for another year.
OFFICIAL: Vurnon Anita is a CSKA-Sofia player! He has signed a 4-month contract, with a 1-year extension option included. 'I'm really happy that I'm here. I feel well, spent the last few months training with Ajax', Anita told the club's website#ajax #nufc #lufc pic.twitter.com/PZrEH66tVO
— Metodi_Shumanov (@shumanskoo) February 28, 2020
The 30-year-old was training at Ajax for the last few months. Vurnon is a product of the famous Ajax Academy. He left the Amsterdam club in 2012 to join Newcastle.
Anita made 155 appearances at Newcastle, which is still his most represented club. He joined Leeds as a free agent in 2017 after we achieved promotion from the Championship.
Vurnon struggled to get games at Elland Road under Marcelo Bielsa and spent last season on loan at Willem II in the Eredivisie. He was ultimately released from Leeds this past September.
We’re glad Vurnon has finally found a home, and hopefully, he can do well in Bulgaria. Sofia are historically the most successful club in Bulgaria, winning 31 titles and finishing second another 25 times. Though Ludogorets are now the dominant team having won the last 8 league titles.
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