Midfielder nears Newcastle switch.Newcastle are closing in on the signing of Ajax midfielder Vurnon Anita after the Dutch international arrived at St James’ Park to complete a medical.
The versatile star reportedly flew into Tyneside on Wednesday to complete a £6.6m move from the Eredivisie giants.
Sky Sports broke the news via twitter.
The 23-year-old can play in holding midfield or left-back and has been with Ajax his entire career, making over 100 league appearances for the Dutch giants.
Anita has also been capped three times by the Netherlands but was not part of the squads for World Cup 2010 and Euro 2012, despite being included in the preliminary groups for both.
His arrival at the Toon has prompted suggestion that he could be a replacement for Chieke Titote, who is being eyed by Manchester United.
Should he join United, Anita would be the club’s most significant summer signing yet. Newcastle have already signed Romain Amalfitano, Curtis Good and Gael Bigirimana, and are hopeful of concluding major deals for Lille right-back Mathieu Debuchy and Liverpool forward Andy Carroll before the end of the month.
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