One of the top youngsters we currently have at the club, 20 year-old Dutch Under-21 International Tim Krul, has come out today and said he doesn’t want to leave Newcastle United, and in fact he just loves the club.
Tim Krul – wants to stay at the club
When any player comes out and says he wants to stay at the Tyneside club, and is willing to turn down good offers to stay, that’s music to Newcastle fans’ ears – since they love to have players committed to the Newcastle cause, just like they are.
Tim Krul today suggested he was ready to snub the advances of Chelsea and Herenveen, not to mention Feyenoord, by committing his long-term future to Newcastle United.
It seems like Chelsea are willing to payÂ Â£2m for the youngster, and they would then loan him out to one of the interested Dutch clubs Feyenoord or Heerenveen.
But that would make so sense from a Newcastle viewpoint, who could simply keep the player and loan him out to one of the Dutch clubs, the one he would get most playing time at.
But just like we’ve learned not to trust reports in the papers, Krul has completely rubbished quotes attributed to him over the weekend,Â claiming that a permanent move to Feyenoord was on the cards.
Tim told the Chronicle today:
â€œThis is my club and I want to stay. You never know what can happen.”â€œThings can change in one day or in three yearsâ€™ time.”
â€œAll I know is I love Newcastle United and I love England.”
â€œThereâ€™s been a lot of speculation and a lot of stories â€“ one of them saying I had already gone! But itâ€™s just talk.”
â€œMy future is simple â€“ to prove myself, get fit and then see what happens.â€
Tim had injured his shoulder last February, which ended his very successful loan season with Falkirk, in the SPL, but Tim says the injury is now just fine:
â€œThe shoulder is fine now. I have been training for two weeks and it has been a good pre-season.”
â€œItâ€™s good to be back at the club.”
â€œWe have a lot of games coming up, so hopefully I will get a couple of run-outs soon.â€
Tim was outstanding last season and made 22 appearances for Falkirk in the SPL, and thereâ€™s little doubt that a loan deal with Feyenoord in his native Netherlands would help improve him as a player, as long as he gets first team games.
â€œGoing out on loan makes you a better player.”Â â€œIt doesnâ€™t matter where you go.”
â€œFirst-team football is good and it was great in the Scottish Premier League. For me to get my first loan deal with Falkirk was very good.”
â€œI just hope to get a chance and prove myself to the new manager.”
â€œI want to show Kevin Keegan what I can do, but itâ€™s still early in the season.”
â€œWe will see what happens in the next couple of weeks.”
â€œWeâ€™re going to Spain for the pre-season tour and I hope to get a chance.”
â€œI still have great memories of making my debut in Palermo â€“ and I want more.â€
We knew Tim had a great attitude and is already a first class professional, and it’s almost certain the lad will end up as a top goalkeeper, so why sell him now?
And that attitude will certainly get some attention from Kevin Keegan, who will be delighted with Tim’s comments, because he looks for players to be dedicated to the club, just like the fans and Kevin himself are.
And of course Tim’s comments will give our club’s image a lift, particularly with other players who may be looking to join the club – we hope so anyway.
Tim Krul has gone way up in our opinion, although it was pretty high to begin with.