Archive for tag: Vernon Anita transfer speculation.

Are the English media jumping the gun on Anita deal?

August 12th, 2012 | 24 Comments |

Vernon Anita.
Why the long face, Vurnon?
There have been several reports in the English media about Newcastle United allegedly “reaching an agreement” over an fee for Ajax’s versatile midfielder and full back, Vurnon Anita.

Whilst is IS true that Ajax manager, Frank De Boer, has said offered some highly encouraging words saying that the clubs are “very close” to reaching agreement over the versatile midfielder and defender, he only said “very close,” not that an agreement actually had been reached, and there has been no mention from representatives of either clubs about a deal actually being agreed for €8 million (around £6.3 million), or that the player will be coming to Tyneside for a medical early next week, as has been reported by several sources.

Apart from De Boer’s words about the deal being very close, the Dutch legend also said:

“It would just be that we lost him and that’s a bad thing for us. I am glad that today he can play in any case, because it’s not around. But you should really consider that next week he’s no longer is.” (more…)

Anita agent’s Toon bid story sounds like cobblers so far

June 9th, 2012 | 140 Comments |

Vernon Anita.
Vernon Anita: Pocket battleship.
It has been reported by various organs that the agent of pint sized Ajax defender / midfielder, Vurnon Anita has “confirmed” that Ajax have received an offer from Newcastle United.

The agent, Harry Lulofs, allegedly told Newcastle United website, “NUFC Fans

“Newcastle have made an offer between £5-10 million. I cannot give you the accurate figure, but Ajax have received a written offer.”

“They are very satisfied with the guy [Anita] and want to keep him. Newcastle have been watching him for a long time and really want to sign him.”

“This is the first offer Ajax have received for Vurnon and we’ll soon see how they react.”

“After next week, he [Anita] will be back from holiday and I will meet people at Ajax with him and his dad.”

When quizzed on whether there had been interest from other clubs, Lulofs supposedly confirmed that there were no other offers as yet, but that ex Norwich manager, Paul Lambert expressed an interest before he packed his bags for the Midlands, adding: (more…)