Ex-Newcastle star Vurnon Anita 'close' to shock move to Leeds United

Vurnon Anita
Vurnon Anita

Former Newcastle United star Vurnon Anita could be set to join Leeds United.

The Dutchman left the Magpies last month after the end of his contract, having not been offered a new deal.

Now, the Yorkshire Evening Post is reporting that the the 28-year-old is 'close' to joining Championship side Leeds.

Anita began his Newcastle career as a midfielder, but played the majority of last season at right-back.

He spent five years at Newcastle, making more than 130 appearances for the club.