News today that Newcastle United’s 21 year-old second string goalkeeper, Tim Krul, is wanted by Juventus.
Tim Krul – Newcastle’s future number one
Of course Juventus currently have Italian great Gianluigi Buffon as their goalkeeper, but Tim is certainly attracting attention as one of the best young goalkeepers currently on the scene.
The Serie A club, who were demoted a few seasons ago because of match-fixing and came straight back up in their first season (hopefully Newcastle can do the same this season), are reported to be ready with a £3M bid for the well thought of youngster.
Tim Krul may be approaching a cross-roads at Newcastle because at his age, he needs to play week in and week out, and sitting on the bench is not doing him too much good.
Krul has played only a handful of games for Newcastle,with 34 year-old long serving Steve Harper between the posts, and with no signs he will give up the position easily.
But it may not be much better for Tim at the Italian giants.
When Tim has played for Newcastle, he’s made 2 starts and one unbelievable sub appearance in the first game of the season at WBA, he’s looked a top class goalkeeper, who will only get better as he gets more experience.
Tinm has also been told there will be no chance of him making the Dutch first teaqm squad unless he is playing regularly and that may rule out his chances of making the Dutch World Cup squad.
And a number of Premier League clubs, including Arsenal, Manchester United, Aston Villa and Spurs, are all monitoring his situation, along with Feyenoord and PSV Eindhoven in Holland.
Even with his lack of play this season Tim is well liked on Tyneside, because of his complete commitment to the Newcastle cause, and we’d love to see him stay on Tyneside.
He’s Newcastle’s future, but if he cannot get more games within the next 12 months – something will have to give.
What do you think?