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 Â£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?