Vurnon Anita reacts to his Leeds move after leaving Newcastle

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Vurnon Anita has reacted to his move to Leeds United.

Anita left Newcastle United this summer after his contract expired.

And the 28-year-old – who helped Newcastle win promotion to the Premier League last season – has signed a three-year deal at the Championship club.

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Anita told the Yorkshire Evening Post: “For a few weeks we’ve been talking, and I’m pleased to be here.

"The main goal for me coming here is promotion. The club are starting a new project with promotion in mind, and that was one of the things that attracted me. It’s a beautiful club, and (promotion) is something we need to achieve.

“I played here last season with Newcastle, so I know what the supporters are like.

"They are just like Newcastle – great supporters who demand a lot. I know what to expect and I’m not afraid of that.”

United manger Rafa Benitez opted not to offer Anita a new contract at St James's Park at the end of last season.

Anita joined Newcastle from Ajax in the summer of 2012.