The 23 year old can also play left-back and has already played 137 times for Ajax as well as a handful of appearances for Holland.
Anita was in the provisional Dutch squad forthe Euros but didn’t make the final cut, no disgrace when you look at the players they have to pick from.
If this transfer becomes reality then most will be putting two and two together and getting a defensive midfielder, who was also signed from the Dutch league, packing his suitcases and leaving St.James’ Park.
Talksport are carrying the story and making the deal appear imminent.
Most people would anticipate potential signings this summer coming from the likes of the French and Dutch leagues where it is perceived you can still get value for money and players with the profile of looking up to the job and affordable within Alan Pardew’s budget.
A rising star and ticking many boxes including age, could Anita be on his way to St.James’ Park?