Newcastle's Anita ready for showdown with Everton ace Pienaar

Newcastle United midfielder Vurnon Anita is ready for his clash with Everton's Steven Pienaar.

Newcastle United midfielder Vurnon Anita is ready for his clash with Everton's Steven Pienaar.

Dutch international Anita, a £6.7m summer signing from Ajax, came through the ranks of the famous Amsterdam club with the 30-year-old.

Anita, 23, said: “I know Pienaar well. I played with him for two years at Ajax.

“He was in the first-team when I made my debut, but we trained together a lot.

“We always had a good laugh but ­Monday I know it will be quite a battle.”

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