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Krul welcomes Anita arrival

17 August 2012 16:21

Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul has revealed manager Alan Pardew sought his advice before signing Ajax midfielder Vurnon Anita.

The Magpies signed the 23-year-old Netherlands international for 6.6 million pounds on Thursday as they aim to improve on last season's superb fifth place finish in the English Premier League.

And Krul revealed when Pardew turned to him for his opinion of Anita, the advice he gave was pretty simple.

"When the manager asked me about Anita, I said, 'buy him instantly'," Krul told Algemeen Dablad.

"He gives us a lot of quality in midfield. England is known for kick and rush, but he's the man who can connect defence and attack perfectly."

Krul, who enjoyed a very successful season between the posts for Newcastle, is also delighted his compatriot's arrival has doubled the Dutch contingent plying their trade at the club.

"I'm really glad that he came to Newcastle. I still know him from the under-15 Netherlands team," he said.

"After the club went on a French tour, I'm glad there is another Dutchman in the team now."

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# Team MP D P
1 12 +19 32
2 12 +18 26
3 12 +11 24
4 12 +4 19
5 12 -1 19
6 12 +4 18
7 12 +3 18
8 12 +5 17
9 12 +3 17
10 12 -1 17
11 12 -2 15
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14 12 -7 13
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18 12 -7 10
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