Anita agent change fuels speculation over Newcastle move

The Netherlands international has switched his personal management from 'Perfect Assist' to become client of Mino Raiola, who is renowned for tying up transfer deals quickly

Versatile Ajax midfielder Vurnon Anita has increased speculation that he is set to leave the Dutch giants after changing his representation, with reports linking him with a move to Newcastle United.

The 23-year-old has been the subject of much interest from clubs in the Premier League this summer, however no bid has yet been made to secure his signature.

But now the Netherlands international has switched his management from ‘Perfect Assist’ agency to become a client of Mino Raiola, his future could be set to be resolved quickly with his new representative known throughout the Netherlands for tying up deals rapidly

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Anita’s father told Voetbal International: “It is true that Vurnon departed at Perfect Assist. We have teamed up with Mino Raiola."

Ajax admitted last week they offered Anita improved terms to remain at the club to fend off interest from interested parties, however this new development has thrown doubt over the extension.

"Ajax do not want to lose Vurnon. Therefore we have offered him a new deal until 2015 or 2016," sporting director Marc Overmars told De Telegraaf.

"The coaches are very clear and see Vurnon as an important first team player. We don't want to let go of him. He will become one of the top earners at Ajax with his new contract."