VURNON Anita today joined Newcastle United in a £6.6m deal.
The 23-year-old has signed a five-year deal at the club after leaving Ajax.
Anita, a Holland international, can play at left-back and in central midfield.
United manager Alan Pardew said: “We’re delighted to secure the services of Vurnon.
“He’s an exceptionally talented footballer with great technical ability, which is exactly what I’m looking at in a player.
“At 23 years-old, we hope his best years are at Newcastle.
“He has come through the Ajax youth system, which is world-renowned for bringing players up the right way.
“I’m sure he’ll fit seamlessly into the squad of players we have here.
“Vurnon has done his pre-season, and indeed already played one competitive game, so he’s up to speed and ready to play when I need him.”
Anita will wear the No8 shirt at Newcastle.