Newcastle’s Tim Krul In Great Demand

Tim Krul was on loan last season at Falkirk, and he is one of two 20 year-old goalkeepers at the club, who look to be top players in the making, the other being local lad, Fraser Forster.


Tim Krul – top young Newcastle goalkeeper

The 6’2″ Dutch Under-21 international goalkeeper joined Newcastle as a 17-year-old in July 2005, when Graeme Souness was managing the club, and we paid a small fee for him.

Newcastle signed him from his hometown club, Den Haag, and Glenn Roeder, who was always keen on promoting the youngsters, made him part of the first team squad a year later.

Krul signed a new deal on Tyneside last summer, to keep him with Newcastle United until June, 2011, but he then suffered a serious shoulder injury on January 22nd against Aberdeen, while on loan with SPL club Falkirk, and was out for the rest of last season.

Lately, there have been a number of interested clubs, who are obvious admirers of the young Dutchman, and the likes of Chelsea were interested, but now there are reports that Dutch giants Feyenoord, have made an official bid for the player.

Newcastle certainly shouldn’t sell Krul, as he is only getting better, and in a couple of years he could be a top goalkeeper, and could either be pressing for a first team place at Newcastle, or the club could elect to sell him for a handy fee, and a good profit.

It seems that Feyenoord would like to take Tim on loan for next season, but only with an option to buy next summer, and the price tag is quoted to be around £2M.

We think Newcastle shouldn’t do that deal, but we need to send Tim out on loan so he can get some playing time, and continue his football education.

Then we can see how the youngster performs, and will not to have make any decisions on him for at least another year, while Given and Harper fight it out this season on Tyneside.

We think Tim could have a good at the club, because isn’t that why we bought him?

What do you think about this?
Comments welcome.

56 comments so far

  • Leo

    Jul 18, 2008 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #1

    for heavens sake song sell him, he is a top goal keeper in the making for sure.

    i think 2mil is a poultry sum for such a promising player

  • broon ale

    Jul 18, 2008 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #2

    definatley keep him.

    it goes against all sensible business strategy to sell him before he has even developed.

  • WesToon

    Jul 18, 2008 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #3

    NO NO NO,PLS dnt sell him,could become one of the worlds best!! Who is better between Krul & Forster??

  • steve

    Jul 18, 2008 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #4

    don’t sell – both harper and given are getting on a bit with Given likley to suffer yet more injuries, whats the point of selling him for 2 million and then having to buy someone for 5-10 million in a couple of years time!

  • gorskino10

    Jul 18, 2008 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #5

    don’t sell him as Shay is 32 harper is 33 there both near there end so i would just keep those 2 great keepers untill they retire and bring Krul and No1 when they retire so he will only like be 22 perfect for him being our new keeper. remember a game he came in for and got man of the match he is a good keeper just keep him.

  • broon ale

    Jul 18, 2008 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #6

    makes you wonder why we signed ole solderberg.

    have they seen something in krul we havent

  • Geordie Nick

    Jul 18, 2008 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #7

    this wud go totally against our new policy of developing youngster for the future of the club so wat wud be the sens in it

  • steve

    Jul 18, 2008 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #8

    off topic – I read this morning that Keane has offerred 23 million for chimbonda, tiano, kaboul and some other average spurs reject, his rationale is that you have to pay over the odds to get players to move to the north east

  • broon ale

    Jul 18, 2008 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #9

    steve! so keano has decided against scouting for quality in favour of simply knocking on the door of spurs and offering 23 million for 4 cast off’s!

    the bloke is a joke.

  • WesToon

    Jul 18, 2008 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #10

    @ Ed Harrison
    Ed are you going to join our Fantasy league mate??? Off the topic,its The Great NELSON MANDELAS birthday today,he is 90!!!! What a legend

  • agnetha

    Jul 18, 2008 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #11

    Kabouls agent has said that sunderland arent big enough for him on setanta.hehe. He says he would rather go to portsmouth.

  • ToonTimbo

    Jul 18, 2008 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #12

    Of course he’s in demand because he’s a Tim lol!! Keep him – never seen him play but heard great stuff about him!! 😀

  • James

    Jul 18, 2008 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #13

    British Media reported yesterday that Anton Ferdinand had turned us down and was yet another snub for the club

    Today, Alan Curbishly said that Newcastle have never even enquired about Ferdinand!

  • Davies

    Jul 18, 2008 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #14

    Krul and Forster are the next Shay and Steve.

    I really don’t want this lad to go, but both of our keepers could easily carry on for another five years.

    They;re not like outfield players and don’t have so much opportunity to injure themselves or wear themselves out.

    I know Given’s had injury problems, but that’s not down to fitness or ability, it’s down to Marlon Harewood sticking the boot in.

    Unless one of the two big boys move on, I reckon Tim Krul will be looking for first team football elsewhere before too long, and I can’t really blame him. Hope he stays though.


    Jul 18, 2008 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #15

    Krul looks an excellent prospect and was touted as the new schmeichel when we signed him.Personally i think he is better then forrester and really hope we keep him.If teams like chelsea and feynoord want him that speaks volumes.If we sell then we will lose a top class player in the making!

  • Hadji

    Jul 18, 2008 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #16

    The new Van Der Sar in few years if you ask me.They should send him to Italy if they want him to develop faster,Palermo would be the best option for him.

  • ToonTimbo

    Jul 18, 2008 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #17

    Lets face it, If haper and given do a david james on us and keep playing top football for another six or seven years, and our three youngsters (Krul, Forster and Sodelberg) keep improving as they are, we could have 5 top class goalies in our team wih one place available!! That can be a good thing and a bad thing!! We would have a wide variety of choice obviously and it would keep competition to the max, but the young players especially will start getting frustrated and will want to leave to find regular football, and that could bring morale right down!!

  • Ericles

    Jul 18, 2008 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #18

    Keep, keep, keep him! A top prospect and I think the natural successor to Shay one day. KK cannot be in the market to sell such players. We found him, we keep him. An injury to either Given or Harper and this fella is on the bench for sure. Loan Forster for experience if at all

  • dougnufc

    Jul 18, 2008 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #19
  • Hadji

    Jul 18, 2008 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #20

    Sorry,i meant Napoli

  • Ashton

    Jul 18, 2008 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #21

    Forster is shite !
    Krul is our most promising youngster imo

  • WesToon

    Jul 18, 2008 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #22

    @ dougnufc,nice1 Mate,BUT the italians are frikken crazy,all that for 1 fat brazilian,HAHAHAHA

  • ToonTimbo

    Jul 18, 2008 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #23

    @ dougnufc

    I take it we didnt give guthrie a recception like that then!! 😀

  • Maggie

    Jul 18, 2008 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #24

    Off topic, but it looks like Johnny Evans no longer available.

  • Ashton

    Jul 18, 2008 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #25

    I think Ronaldinho will end up like Ronaldo they are both fat scandal prone brazilians

  • Dondatta13

    Jul 18, 2008 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #26

    Surely Krul’s a keeper ……..

    I’ll get me coat ..

  • filthy mag

    Jul 18, 2008 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #27

    I think Krul is already very talented and with experience he could out play Given himself. I seriously think we should keep him.

  • Michael

    Jul 18, 2008 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #28

    He is the only one of our youngsters who has actually proven his quality in the first team, when he played in uefa cup 2 seasons ago.
    No way would we sell him for 2 million.

  • normski1930z

    Jul 18, 2008 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #29

    off topic i know but what the hell is hapening with a) emre b)ameobi c)spears can anyone shed any light on any of this?????

  • Hadji

    Jul 18, 2008 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #30

    Ashton….Ronnie will be a massive hit in Italy,he wont be anything like Ronaldo.
    They said that he allready lost some weight.

  • dick

    Jul 18, 2008 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #31

    the trouble with bringing on young players into the first team , if any of them come good a bigger team than the toon will come in for them and offer big contracts which we cant match, so we wont gain anything as other small teams have found

  • Bucks_mag

    Jul 18, 2008 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #32

    Bet he would let him go if the right money came in

  • Hadrian

    Jul 18, 2008 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #33

    few people seem to have the impression that forster is as good or better than krul , but there is no comparion .
    forsster could turn out tobe a good keeper , krul is a really good keeper .
    no chance we will sell krul, go’s against everything we are trying to build .
    but this go’s to show our problem , no point building a team full of youngsters if we dont win anything , as they will just be poached when they get good enough .
    i could never stand by and support a feeder club that gets 52k gates .

  • reillers

    Jul 18, 2008 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #34

    He’s not going to get near the first team. We’ve a battle going on between Shay and Harper for the no.1 spot and that’s very tight. He’s not going to pop up and take the gloves. Loan him out, get him experience that he’s lacking.Even sell him. Keepers peak in their 30s they’re better when they’re older not when they’re kids. We’ve got two outstanding keepers who’ve proved themselves 100 times over. One has sat on the bench without a word of complaint for 12 years, the other has kept us up on so many occasions, he also took a Harewood to the stomach, for the club just to keep a clean sheet.
    We’ve two outstanding keepers, possibly the best combination of 2 in the premiership, why try and screw that up with a kid who’s proved nothing. He’s got a lot of potential. So loan him out.

  • Nick Dryden

    Jul 18, 2008 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #35

    It would be absolutely criminal to let Krul go. He will without doubt be the best in the world.
    Way better than Given or Harper in height, physique, commanding his area, commuinication, distribution, shot stopping, the guy has the lot.
    If we let him go I really would despair.

  • Anthony

    Jul 18, 2008 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #36

    not a chance of selling him…

    and I believe he wont be sold anyway

  • Tom_Toon

    Jul 18, 2008 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #37

    Id rather sell both Given and Harper than let Kul go. He has the potential to be one of the best in the world!

  • liamtoonbirchy

    Jul 18, 2008 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #38

    we should go for kaboul, good solid defender and goes with youth policy. Defo prefer him over chimbonda

  • Dave76

    Jul 18, 2008 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #39

    Loan him out on a 2 season deal to gain experience, then bring him back, by which time one of given / harper will have probably left or retired. Kid has potential no doubt but needs regular games to grow as a player and this could be ideal solution for both club and krul.

    any thoughts?

  • Taiwantoon

    Jul 18, 2008 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #40

    I think you guys are right. It’s time for Shay or Steve to move on. A good loan deal would do too. We need to give the youngsters a bit of chance to play instead of being the number 3.


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