Tim Krul Could Be Sent Out On Loan Next Season


Chris Hughton is back in Newcastle after his short vacation spent with his family, and he has talked about top young goalkeeper Fraser Forster.

Fraser Forster – could end up as back-up to Steve Harper

There has been news coming out of the Norwich club that they are in negotiations with Newcastle to get the 22 year-old 6’7″ goalkeeper back to Carrow Road on loan next season – and the Norwich club seem fairly confident that could happen.

Chris Hughton told the Evening Chronicle today:

“Norwich is a very good option for Fraser, but I expect him to have a few and there are decisions to be made.”“His progress in the last 12 months has been fantastic and, as with all players, you look to see development each season.”

“His stats at Norwich last season speak volumes for just how well he’s been doing.”

“And for me it was no surprise to see him pick up such a good accolade. He deserves all the praise he gets after a great season.”

It also appears that Newcastle are starting to get offers for their other top 22 year-old goalkeeper Tim Krul – the Dutch U21 International.

Chris  Hughton has not yet ruled out the possibility of the Dutchman heading out on loan next season to some Championship club,with Forster getting his chance to back up Newcastle number one  goalkeeper – Steve Harper.

It will depend on pre-season and how the young goalkeepers perform, plus what they themselves would want to do next season.

There’s a case to be made that Tim needs first team games, and he could be sent out on loan for the fiull season.

That would be bad news for Norwich City of course, because it would mean that Fraser would stay on Tyneside to fight it out with 35 year-old Steve Harper for the number one jersey.

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7 comments so far

  • RichK

    Jun 7, 2010 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #1

    Send them both out on loan and get in a back up keeper on loan for a season/free transfer on a 1 year contract.

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  • alan shearer

    Jun 7, 2010 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #2

    no backup keeper for us then? on ur bench?

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  • eltoro

    Jun 7, 2010 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #3

    That doesnt really say anything about Krul, but it does suggest Fraser will be heading out on loan again. I’m with RichK, sending them both out would be a decent option for us if we can pick up a decent keeper on a free or a loan. Someone in there 30s probably who is prepared to play second fiddle.

    If Krul remains here and plays a maximum of 5 games or so he won’t progress and Forster will have an edge with his experience. For a keeper so highly rated at 22 now he needs more games under his belt.

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  • G

    Jun 7, 2010 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #4

    I agree that both keepers need first team practice, only not at the expense of SH. A loan deal, with a bosman keeper as back up may be the best option for both keepers. I think seeing how both keepers fair in pre-season freindlies before deciding who goes where is also an important factor. At least CH is doing his homework properly.

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  • StuW

    Jun 7, 2010 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #5

    I think that wee need to loan out both Forster and Krul, and maybe look at say Dida, Arnau as backup for Steve Harper next season. Krul and Forster undoubtedly have talent, and with the right guidance, will both be Premier League keepers in the future.

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  • Sav

    Jun 7, 2010 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #6

    May as well send the whole reserve team and the academy sides out on loan anarl because apart from Joe Joyce we’ve nee bliddy coaches.
    What a damn disgrace and shows how shallow the Ashole promise to nurture talent through he academy.
    Surely the first thing you want over hot baths and pitches like lawns is Good People. Especially at Academy level and you want continuity. If your young lad signs up to a club and you put some bloke in loco parentis, you want to know he’s going to be there more than 6 month.
    I’m thoroughly sick of the cobblers coming out (or not coming out) of SJP.

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  • Tim

    Jun 7, 2010 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #7

    krul wont go out on loan unless he signs a new contract…its up at the end of the season if im not mistaken-he will stay and try and cerment himself as #1 – if he doesnt i fear we might lose him

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