By ESPNSTAR.com staff
Reports linking Anita with a move to Newcastle gained steam considerably in the second half of the summer, and the club confirmed his transfer yesterday [Thursday]. Despite watching rivals Tottenham, Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool swoop for bigger names, Magpies manager Alan Pardew insisted that he was pleased with the club's purchases.
Krul agreed with his manager, sharing with Algemeen Dablad, that he had advised Pardew to buy Anita as he believed the midfielder possessed the quality to shine for Newcastle.
"When the manager asked me about Anita, I said 'buy him instantly'," Krul stated.
"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."
The custodian also revealed his delight at having a fellow Dutchman within the Magpies squad.
"I'm really glad that he came to Newcastle, I still know him from the Under-15 Netherlands team," Krul said.
"After the club went on a French tour, I'm glad there is another Dutchman in the team now."
Newcastle begin their Premier League campaign with a tricky tie against Tottenham on Saturday.