Vurnon Anita wants to stay at Newcastle United next season, following the club’s promotion back to the Premier League.

The midfielder, who has been heavily involved in the Magpies efforts in winning the Championship title, is one of several players uncertain of their futures.

Anita’s contract, like many others, finishes in the summer and Rafa Benitez is waiting to see what the club’s finances will be before he makes a decision on the status of those already at the club.

Despite the unclear circumstances surrounding the 28-year-old, he has admitted he is keen to help Newcastle stay in the Premier League, having been part of the squad which suffered relegation two years ago.

“Of course, but it’s not up to me,” he told the Express.

“I am open to everything. I will see what happens.

“If the group stays together it’s a beautiful thing, but in football you never know what happens.

“Hopefully we can stay together and then work for next season.”

The Netherlands international arrived at St. James’ Park in 2012 from Ajax for a fee of £6.7 million and has gone on to play over 120 times for the club.

Newcastle were heavy favourites to win the Championship from the beginning, however it was not as straight forward for Benitez’s men as it would have seemed.

Although they had already secured automatic promotion back to the Premier League at the first time of asking, it was not until the final day of the season where they secured the title, with thanks to Aston Villa holding Brighton and Hove Albion to a draw.


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