Tim Krul is now making noises that maybe his future lies away from Newcastle United, and he could be permanently transferred as early as January.
Tim Krul – ambition could see him leave Newcastle
Tim talked in Holland recently:
“A January transfer is a realistic option,” “I gained valuable experience with Falkirk last season.”
“The Newcastle coaching staff expressed their contentment on my return but I was never rewarded with a first-team place.”
Krul came very close to joining Feyenoord last summer, but at the last moment Football Director Dennis Wise said no to the deal.
“Feyenoord met all conditions and it seemed perfect,” “I dreamt of being in Rotterdam. But Wise suddenly put a veto on the transfer.”
“I managed to get my season back on track with the aid of my parents and (agent) Harry Lulofs. I worked my socks off in training and featured for the reserves. Things went just fine and club officials were enthusiastic.”
“My future with Newcastle depends on Steve Harper, whose contract is due to expire. If he signs an extension, I will be off. Nobody knows who’s the boss here.”
“Joe Kinnear has been appointed caretaker manager, I’ll just have to wait and see. Anything is possible when a new coaching staff takes charge.”
Obviously Tim is very ambitious and he wants to be playing first team football, or at least challenging for a first team place, and with Shay Given in such outstanding form he may not be able to get that chance right now at Newcastle United.
But Krul has no absolutely regrets about moving to Tyneside, as he said:
“I have grown as a person and developed into a good goalkeeper,” “The highlight was undoubtedly my debut in the Uefa Cup two seasons ago.”
“I like life in Newcastle and would gladly stay but something has got to happen.”
We wouldn’t be surprised if Krul move on, and even in January. It’s hard to see that Tim has much future in the first team, in the next 3-4 years at Newcastle, with Given holding the number 1 jersey.
It will therefore be hard to keep the top Dutchman happy, and for him to stay we think Harper’s contract would not have to be renewed. Newcastle have four good goalkeepers with a fifth in 18 year-old Ole Soderburg, and it’s hardly a position we are lacking talent in.
Look for Krul moving on, even as early as January for maybe £2M to £3M. Tim would be an excellent buy for a club looking for a future top class goalkeeper, which Tim will no doubt become.