Surprising news today coming out of Valencia that their goalkeeper Ludovic Butelle has claimed Newcastle United are keen to sign him.
Tim Krul – linked again with Feyenoord
Not sure how this can be true since we have Steve Harper in reserve, and he has proved many times he is a very capable deputy for Shay Given.
So if we are to bring in an experienced goalkeeper it’s either because Newcastle may not renew Steve’s contract which runs out next year or that they want to send their two young goalkeepers Forster and Krul out on loan.
And there is news coming in, although this may be recycled that Feyenoord are again interested in our 20 year-old Dutch goalkeeper Tim Krul. This would be OK as long as it’s just a loan deal.
He’s too good and still too young to sell at this stage of his career, and he’s already said he loves the Newcastle club – which is always nice to hear from the players.
The French keeper was tipped to become a top class player when he left Metz in 2004, but his Spanish adventure proved to be a nightmare, as he failed to become number one at Valencia.
The 25-year-old French keeper Butelle is expected to move on after his manager Unai Emery publically revealed he could be released.
So we may have some transfer activity going on today with goalkeepers, but surely that is the least of our priorities and we should be concentrating on bringing in outfield players.
We’ll have to remember that any possible deals that were reported over the summer, may be recycled today, in the slim hope that some may even be true. 😀