Leeds United fans divided as club closes in on Vurnon Anita deal

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…