Anita 'tempted by Prem'
Toon target wants clarity over Ajax future
Last Updated: July 15, 2012 10:14am
Vurnon Anita: Has been linked with a move to Newcastle this summer
The agent of reported Newcastle target Vurnon Anita says the player is tempted over a move to the Premier League as he seeks talks with Ajax chiefs over his future.
The Holland international, who can play as a defensive midfielder or at left-back, helped Ajax to the Eredivisie title last season to catch the attention of the Magpies, while Aston Villa, Norwich and Sunderland are also thought to be interested.
Reports suggest Newcastle have already seen a £5million offer rejected by the Dutch club but could snare their man if they up the bid to £8m.
The 23-year-old has two years remaining on his deal in Amsterdam but will seek talks with the club's new sporting director Marc Overmars to gain clarity over his future.
He told the Sunday Mirror: "I've two years left on my contract. But I want some clarity from Ajax about my future.
"We have a meeting with Marc Overmars, the club's new sporting director, to get a clear view of what the club wants."
Anita's agent, Harry Lulofs, claims the player could be lured to the Premier League, adding: "There is serious interest from Newcastle.
"A move to the Premier League is so tempting for him. We have to resolve the situation quickly."
Ajax boss Frank De Boer insists he will fight to keep the Dutchman, who came through the youth ranks in Amsterdam.
He said: "We'll do all we can to try and keep Vurnon here. He's a very valuable player."