Newcastle midfielder Vurnon Anita has told the Evening Chronicle that he wants to stay and play for the Magpies in the Championship this season.
The 27 year old said he is looking forward to the start of the campaign and is determined to become an important player in helping the club return to the Premier League at the first attempt:
“I feel good about the season ahead. I am ready to start again and be an important player for the team. I want to give my all for the team and the club. I want to be an important player for the team.”
There have been doubts over the Dutchman’s future at St James’ Park as he has just one year left on his contract. No new deal appears to be in the works, and he will be able to leave for free next summer unless a new contract is put on the table.
Anita signed a five year deal when he joined the Magpies from Ajax for £6.2million in 2012. He has made 106 appearances during his four years on Tyneside, and was a regular under Rafa Benitez after the Spaniard took over as manager back in March.