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06 July 2017

Leeds keen to snap-up Vurnon Anita on free after his release from Newcastle United earlier this month

LEEDS are keen on snapping up freebie Vurnon Anita.

The Dutchman, 28, is on the lookout for a new club since leaving Newcastle earlier this month.

Vurnon Anita is wanted by Championship side Leeds United
Vurnon Anita is wanted by Championship side Leeds United
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Vurnon Anita was a popular figure at Newcastle United
Vurnon Anita was a popular figure at Newcastle United
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SunSport understands the Whites are in negotiations with the unattached star and believe a deal can be struck.

Anita spent six seasons with the Toon after joining from Ajax in 2012.

He had an up-and-down spell during that period, suffering relegation from the Premier League two years ago.

But the versatile ace became one of Rafa Benitez’s most dependable players last season as the Magpies won promotion back to the top flight at the first attempt.

Often filling in at right-back, the holding midfielder made 31 appearances.

That has left many Newcastle supporters surprised he was not handed a new deal for his efforts.

Vurnon Anita is available on a free transfer
Vurnon Anita is available on a free transfer
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Thomas Christiansen is desperately trying to bolster his Leeds United squad
Thomas Christiansen is desperately trying to bolster his Leeds United squad
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Leeds hope to capitalise on the talented ace’s free status.

New boss Thomas Christiansen is looking to build on the work Garry Monk started last term, where the club overachieved despite just missing out of the play-offs.

Charlie Taylor has completed a move from Leeds to Burnley
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Charlie Taylor has signed for Burnley after his contract expired at Elland Road and he refused a new deal
Charlie Taylor has signed for Burnley after his contract expired at Elland Road and he refused a new deal
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Meanwhile, Charlie Taylor has now officially left the Elland Road outfit.

Burnley confirmed the signing of the left-back on Thursday morning.


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