According to various reports floating around it looks very likely that Tim Krul will be sent out on loan next season – although where he will end up is not yet decided.
The Dutch press says that Roda JC are hoping to sign Newcastle’s third string goalkeeper on loan for next season.
Newcastle’s Young Goalkeeper Tim Krul
The former ADO Den Haag 6′ 2″ keeper has only played once for Newcastle, but impressed greatly in the UEFA win away at Palermo in November.
Now Limburgs Dagblad has reported that Roda JC should be at the top of the queue should Sam Allardyce give the go ahead for the keeper to leave. Tim just turned 19 in April.
We would have thought experience in the Championship would have been better for young Krul â€“ so he gets used to the specific way England plays football with its huge physical presence.
Krul is currently in Holland preparing with the Dutch team for the upcoming European Under-21 Championship which begins tomorrow. Tim has already stated his intention to boost his experience by heading out on loan next season. He is very highly rated at Newcastle and showed exactly why during his only senior appearance this season, when keeping a clean sheet during the UEFA cup win we mentioned above. He is very like current Dutch International Edwin Van Der Saar who has had a great career for many years at the top. Tim is probably the goalkeeper who will take over from Edwin when he finally retires from International play.
His good progress was halted last season by a knee injury, but he made his return (28th April) before the end of the season – and hopes to have a good pre-season in front of new manager Sam Allardyce before heading out on loan. Tim talked about his injury to the club web site when he made his return:
“There are no problems with the injury. In fact, I feel I’ve come back stronger because I’ve done a lot of work on my upper body,”
“My plan is to continue to work hard over the summer and hopefully go out on loan next season to get some more experience, although nothing is definite.”
We think Tim is showing himself to be a very good prospect and also a good professional – and heâ€™ll do very well at the club in the future. He was signed a couple of years back by Graeme Souness when a 17 year old.
Once he comes back after a year or two out on loan he should be challenging Shay Give and at that time it will be interesting to see who our number two goalkeeper will be – Harper or Krul.