Selhurst Park

Next Game

C Palace v Newcastle

Wednesday, 24 September 2014, 19:45

Capital One Cup Third Round

St James' Park, Newcastle

Last Game

Newcastle 2 - 2 Hull City

Saturday, 20 September 2014, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Anita backs de Jong to shine

Newcastle United midfielder Vurnon Anita believes that summer signing Siem de Jong will be a hit in the Premier League after joining from Ajax.

Last Updated: 28/07/14 at 11:20 Post Comment

Siem de Jong: Backed to shine in the Premier League

Siem de Jong: Backed to shine in the Premier League

Anita, who moved from Ajax in 2012, is familiar with de Jong’s talents from their time together in the Netherlands as both progressed through the club’s famed youth system.

De Jong made the switch to Tyneside this summer for a fee reported to be in the region of £6million and Alan Pardew has already named him as vice-captain ahead of the new season.

The Dutch international made just short of 250 appearances in all competitions from Ajax – finding the net on 78 occasions – and Anita has backed him to adapt to life in England.

"Siem can be a great player in the Premier League. I was excited when I heard Newcastle had signed him because I have known him since I was little," he told The Sun.

"We played for six years together at Ajax and are good friends, so it was very nice for me that he has come."

De Jong has already impressed in pre-season this summer, finding the net in Newcastle’s 2-1 defeat at Oldham as well as their 4-0 win over Sydney.

Anita added: "He is a very technical player. He always finds holes to be free in and he links up very well with the striker. He has scored goals easily so far and I hope he can keep that up in the league.

"The fans should be excited by his arrival."

TEAMtalk Facebook Fan Page

The TEAMtalk fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

ilarious, thanks for that. But if I may, I do suspect the reason of your partners' ire is not Tottenham, but most probably all the compusilve gambling :)

DannySmith
Backing Costa To Keep Banging 'Em In

T

wo police horses in a paddock. Horse 1: What's with the long face? Horse 2: I'm working St James Park this weekend.

hump3.
Pardew braced for protests

T

wo things. First, I can't stop reading your name as 'Dane Bowers'. Second, you used the words 'philosophy' and 'Redknapp' in the same sentence.

ajsr1982
Can United's Defence Handle Ulloa?

Footer 365

Premier League: Arsenal win 3-0 at Aston Villa to end the hosts' unbeaten start

Aston Villa’s unbeaten start to the season was ended by a devastating goal blitz as Arsenal enjoyed a 3-0 away win.

Premier League: Newcastle draw with Hull City as Papiss Cisse scores two

Substitute Papiss Cisse saved the day for Newcastle and under-fire manager Alan Pardew in their 2-2 draw with Hull City.

Premier League: Victor Wanyama earns Southampton 1-0 win at Swansea

Victor Wanyama broke the resistance of 10-man Swansea as Southampton left the Liberty Stadium with a 1-0 win.

Mail Box

Be Careful What You Wish For, Gooners

That's the message from a Man United fan in the mailbox. Plus, thoughts on Paul Lambert's new contract, the Alan Pardew dilemma at Newcastle and lots more...

No, Wenger IS To Blame For Failure...

The backlash to the backlash to the backlash sees Arsene Wenger getting a good kicking while we also have mails on Chelsea, Newcastle, Everton and lots more...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property