Goalkeeper Tim Krul to Leave Newcastle in The Summer


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.

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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 – 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 he’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.

Comments welcome.



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6 comments so far

  • William Smith

    Jun 9, 2007 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #1

    Krul was storming in his one game and I think deserved a run rather than being replaced by an injured and quite frankly shakey Harper. Seasons loan won’t do him any harm but for me I would want it to be at a premiership club.

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  • Nick Clark

    Jun 9, 2007 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #2

    I agree with William. Krul is 6’4” and looks a great prospect. Personally, I would make him number 2 and let Harper go and play some real footy somewhere. That said, a year on loan a la Beckham at Preston may do the kid good.

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  • Ed Harrison

    Jun 9, 2007 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #3

    Nick – he’s down as 6′ 2″ on Newcastle’s web-site. Also just done a google search on Tim Krul height – and they come up as 6′ 2″. Willing to change it but it seems that’s the right height. He’ll be in action in European Under 21 action which gets under way tomorrow – along with Milner and Taylor of course – although Taylor will miss first game because of a red card he got. He may still be captain when he returns.

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  • Blair

    Jun 10, 2007 at 1:40 AM

    Comment #4

    I think he should definately be loaned out for a season or two. What is the point in keeping him when he is most likely to be sitting on the bench all season. He needs games, just look at how it worked out for ben foster.

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  • jacob

    Jun 10, 2007 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #5

    Whether it’s 6’2” or 6’4”, it makes no odds to me, I agree with William. The Krull should have been given his chance in the Prem’. The kid’s got lightning fast reflexes and isn’t afraid of the big occasion – which he proved against Palermo. Harper was distinctly shakey when Shay was injured last season and it’s he who I feel should be packed off on loan to get the experience. Krull should be given some games this season, and we should be flagging our intentions to install him as number 1 when Shay finally hangs his gloves up.

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  • Darryl

    Jul 5, 2007 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #6

    Hopefully a long time till u see Shay hanging his gloves up mind. wanna see him playing atleast till hes 35. AT newcastle of course =)

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