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Vurnon Anita: I've joined Newcastle to win trophies

Vurnon Anita says he's joined Newcastle United to win silverware.

The Dutch international completed his £6million five-year switch earlier today after agreeing to become Alan Pardew's midfield enforcer.

And Anita, 23, immediately set his sights on repeating his success with Ajax at St James' Park.

He said: "I won almost everything in Holland so the step was not difficult to make.

"Now I think we can also win trophies with Newcastle and it's time to do that.

"I talked to the manager and the coach and they know that I want to play in a defensive midfield place and that's why they brought me here.

"In the Premier League especially, every game is tough so it can help me also to grow in my football skills."

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