According to reports in The Sun, Leeds United are in talks to sign free agent midfielder Vurnon Anita after he was released by Newcastle United last month.
Despite featuring 31 times for the Magpies as they won the Championship title and made an immediate return to the Premier League, Rafa Benitez decided it wasn’t enough to hand the versatile 28-year-old – who can also play at full-back – a contract extension.
The Dutchman is now looking for a new club and The Sun says Whites boss Thomas Christiansen is keen to bring him to Elland Road this summer, as he looks to build on Leeds’ seventh-place finish last time out by mounting a promotion push next term.
Leeds supporters were quick to have their say on the potential deal via social media, with many questioning whether they needed another central midfield or full-back option.
However, while some acknowledged that he would be a good signing, others felt that he could be “another waste of space” in the squad.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
— Jo Bedford (@LoCo_JoJo) July 6, 2017
Why is it a waste of space. Played for the champions. Good player to get for free!!
— Ian Suggitt (@ian70leeds) July 6, 2017
Good signing in my opinion. Keep em coming leeds
— ⚽️ (@col1984) July 6, 2017
Decent player at Championship level #lufc
— Richard Box (@richardboxy) July 6, 2017
Although must admit he is a quality player.
— SA (@Aravind_SA) July 6, 2017
Oh dear. I didn't think it could get any worse then big Dave and Bellusci at centre back… welcome another waste of space!
— Dunk (@DunkRed5ive) July 6, 2017
Odd one, we don't really need another RB. Just sent one on loan and we've got two left.
— Distractedsen Leeds (@DistractedLeeds) July 6, 2017
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