Krul Ambition Will See Him Leave Newcastle

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.

Tim added:

“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.

Comments welcome.

34 comments so far

  • Ganiyu

    Nov 22, 2008 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #1

    3million lets try him out against stoke city.

  • Geordie69

    Nov 22, 2008 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #2

    He should be number 2!!!!!! I divnt mean a shit either.

  • beyethegreat

    Nov 22, 2008 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #3

    i hope he stays can we not loan him out to some 1 for a few years

  • Craigg

    Nov 22, 2008 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #4

    What did he expect when he signed?

    Did he not notice that we had one of the best keepers in the world and an absolutely perfect understudy in Steve Harper already at the club.

    Personally i would have liked us to sign another 30-odd year old keeper as a third choice for covering injuries (Like Roeder did with Pav) and sent Krul and Forster out on season long loans, Man Utd and Liverpool did with Foster and Carson in recent seasons and both have impressed for the clubs and have been Capped. (Although Carson hasnt helped himself for England)

    Despite him impressing me against Palermo, I wont lose sleep if we get £3m for Krul, Which could go into the Warnock transfer fee and Denilson loan fee.

    P.S. Harper has earned his contract extension on countless occasions so time to say goodbye for Krul.

  • Toon_Ksk

    Nov 22, 2008 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #5

    I’ll be sorry to see him leave. Harper is probably safer hands than him, but surely Krul deserves his chance to prove himself.

  • Xisco Stu

    Nov 22, 2008 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #6

    We should look to loan him out long term. Let a team come in and pay a small fee (maybe around £2-3m) in what would officially be a permanent transfer, but put a clause in his contract allowing us to buy him back for a trivial amount like £1. Chelsea did a similar thing with Alex whilst they couldn’t get a work permit.

    That way he’s affordable to many clubs and could play regularly, constantly gaining in experience, for anything up to 5 years until Given retires, and providing Forster doesn’t nail the place down first. In that case, we bring him back and sell him for a far higher sum than is currently being mentioned because he’d have built a reputation for himself.

    It’s a good solution for all parties concerned. Krul gets to further his career, and we don’t lose one of the biggest goalkeeping talents in the world.

    The only problem is, do the current (or prospective) management have that sense?

  • Fergie

    Nov 22, 2008 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #7

    I’ve said for a while we need to get rid of Harper at the end of the season. He has been great servant to the club but this is football, and there is no room for sentimentality. Krul can be the future of our club post-Given for the next 15 years. Harper will be around for 6 max, and only as back up. It is time that Harper gets what he deserves and that is first team football somewhere else. He will never be better than Given and for the good if the football club we need to say goodbye and wish him luck as otherwise we will be selling one of the best young goalkeepers in the world, who will no doubt go on to be a holland international and play for some of the biggest clubs in the world. We need to think about the future and get Tim in the match day squad week-in week-out. Otherwise we will be making a massive loss in terms of potential future income at the least, and the services of a great goalkeeper.

  • Turkish Magpie

    Nov 22, 2008 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #8

    This is the quality of Newcastle though, we have the best goalkeeping clinic in the prem! THINK of whom we’ve created and to be honest, we created Krul but look at it this way, selling Krul could be a big mistake!

    Heres the order of our keepers


    So we are covered, but if Given were to sustain a long term injury and Krul is on loan as is forster on loan the table will look like this


    That is worrying because our 5th choice keeper suddenly becomes our 2nd

  • Ryan Peacock

    Nov 22, 2008 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #9

    if he does go.

    i will always remember his WORLD CLASS performance in Palermo, great prospect, shame if he goes.

  • Shot Bru!

    Nov 22, 2008 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #10

    Interesting article Ed. Not so much about the fact that Krul being unsettled, it’s what he has to say about the way the club is currently being run. Wise deciding not to sell him to feyenoord in the summer, and the most striking quote of all is that nobody knows who’s the boss. Says it all really about who has been in control of the comings and goings over the summer. He’s a fantastic talent wasted @ our club and is better off somewhere else for the sake of his own career.

  • beyethegreat

    Nov 22, 2008 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #11

    turk mag

    you are wrong we do not have the best keepers in the prem weh ave the best keepers in the world

  • Little Willie

    Nov 22, 2008 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #12

    Well done, Dennis Wise.

  • Turkish Magpie

    Nov 22, 2008 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #13


  • Alex

    Nov 22, 2008 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #14

    We should loan him to feyenoord for 2 seasons in that time he would become not only feyenoords but Hollands number 1 . This would be great for the lad ,feyenoord and us after 2 seasons we we would have a world class keeper on our hands . Then it would be the option of keeping him or selling him for a big fee ,depending on how our other keepers are developing.

  • beyethegreat

    Nov 22, 2008 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #15

    weve all seen this before but i think we should see it again

  • Nick

    Nov 22, 2008 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #16

    Krul is the best young keeper in the world.
    great on crosses, shot stopping, commands his area, communicates well and dsitributes well.

    Good as they are, He makes Given and Harper are not in this kid’s league. Of all the stupid things this club has done in it’s past, if we let Krul go, someone needs shooting.

  • Matt

    Nov 22, 2008 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #17

    Nick I think that’s a bit generous. Lloris is by far better than him but Krul should definately be our number 2. We should say a fond goodbye to Harps and thank him for all he’s done.

  • Turkish Magpie

    Nov 22, 2008 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #18

    Is this the same Steve Harper some very stupid people want rid of?

    but this is obviously a makem hu created this

  • Nick C0tt0n

    Nov 22, 2008 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #19

    Reckon the Celtic will beat the scotch mags today?

  • Alex

    Nov 22, 2008 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #20

    Here is a question guys who is beter Krul or Forster ? living in Holland i have seen krul play a lot for the U21 team and you can see he is class , but i have not seen anything of Forster .

  • kk forever

    Nov 22, 2008 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #21

    Hi Nicky. Celtic are top guns this season

  • Nick Cotton

    Nov 22, 2008 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #22

    There manager would suit you barcodes

  • Dillon

    Nov 22, 2008 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #23

    Get 7 million for Given let Harper go. 1st Krul 2nd Forster.

  • Petey

    Nov 22, 2008 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #24

    letting this guy go will , in my opinion, be a big mistake.

    He is a fantastic goalie with fantastic potential, and newcastle are forgetting how much he really is worth because of whats going on around the club.

    his head seems to be screwed on and he talks perfect sense. he is recognized by alot of clubs, and we snapped him up. KEEP HIM

  • AndyNUFC

    Nov 22, 2008 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #25

    Yep fair enough he’s an ambitious lad and all that, but Given and Harper are far from retiring in goalkeeper years, and Harper has to keep fit in the reserves.

    How is it going to make Harper feel saying “If he signs, i’m off”. That, frankly, is f*cking shocking to say, getting too big for his boots I reckon.

    It’s a shame because he will be one of the best goalkeepers in the world… but he is only 20.

    He is only 20 and should realise that he does not have a devine right to be in the first team just on the case of his potential.

  • Geordie69

    Nov 22, 2008 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #26

    Turkish Magpie you are wrong mate! Krul is miles better than Forster. Krul is a FUTURE world class goal keeper.

  • AndyNUFC

    Nov 22, 2008 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #27

    “My future with Newcastle depends on Steve Harper, whose contract is due to expire. If he signs an extension, I will be off.”

    Think about how Steve’s gonna feel after reading a comment like that. Too big for his boots, the little ****. No doubt a good prospect, if he is not prepared to be a good servant to the club and go out on loans until Harper/Given aren’t available, then he’s not worth it. He’s only 20, we shouldn’t be playing him until maybe 4 years time, atleast.

  • Petey

    Nov 22, 2008 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #28

    look at man city….

    kasper schmeichel
    Joe Hart

    both really young goalkeepers…..both first choice or backup to first choice.

    we need to start this guy young.

    harper is an example of being too good a servant. we need to offload him, or turn him into a goalkeeping coach or something. sorry but his time is up. Krul wants to aply football, he doesnt support the club so he has no reason to want to stay in the reserves all the time.

    i agree with his comments tbh.

  • Nathan

    Nov 22, 2008 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #29

    If he goes I will be VERY VERY VERY disappointed

  • Nenad The Serbian Mag

    Nov 22, 2008 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #30

    “Nobody knows who’s the boss here.” – Yep, that sounds right…sadly….

  • Tom_Toon

    Nov 22, 2008 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #31

    Sell Haprer.

    Krul for no. 2

  • MichaelOWaN

    Nov 23, 2008 at 6:52 AM

    Comment #32

    A good player for the future but I think he is getting too impatient with things and I dont think anyone will be very impressed with what he is saying. It would be a great loss if he leave but then again, we have a fantastic group of GK’s in our disposal both in the present time and for the future as well.

  • hanzowen

    Nov 23, 2008 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #33

    yeah we need to keep Krul. He is good & getting better goalie for the club’s near future. We need to give him some playing time in the 1st team now. having write this, sell him & make profit for $5M if possible. Won’t lose any sleep over this.

  • Sav

    Nov 23, 2008 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #34

    Like to see SH persuaded to join the coaching staff. he is an intelligent, loyal bloke who gets on well with the squad.

    ….A TerryMac for the 21st Century!


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