We’re not sure the Newcastle club will be too pleased that their Dutch International goalkeeper Tim Krul has told the Dutch press that Newcastle are interested in PSV left back Erik Pieters.
Tim Krul – Pieters coming and Enrique going
And while Erik Pieters was due to join the Dutch squad for their game against England tomorrow night, the youngster has been given compassionate leave after the recent death of his grandmother.
Newcastle failed to do the deal for Swansea’s Neil Taylor, who was going to be brought in whether Jose Enrique left the club or not, and we wonder if that’s the case also with PSV Eindhoven’s Pieters?
Well, from Tim’s comments it seems that Jose still doesn’t want to sign his new contract at Newcastle and many clubs are interested in the 25 year-old.
Tim was talking to De Telegraaf in Holland, and this is what he said about Erik Pieters, who turned 23 last Sunday and is even younger than Tim:
“We are interested,” “The coach himself and the assistants have already seen a few matches of PSV and the question now is whether the clubs can work it out.”
“Our current left-back Enrique has a contract that expires, however, he won’t sign and is interesting many clubs.” “Erik is my friend since we played together at the World Championships in Peru in 2005.”
“From then we have always kept in touch, regularly send text messages and if possible we get together.”
Well not only has Tim spilled the beans on Erik, but he also suggests that Jose Enrique is indeed moving on, so it would appear the 23 year-old Dutch International would be a direct replacement for the Spanish U21 International.
It would be good for Tim as well, as they could both travel to future Holland Internationals together, but we’re sure that will not sway what the Newcastle Board wants to do.
If Pieters is brought in for Jose Enrique, that be a good move for Newcastle, and they would probably make money on the deal too, since they’ll get more for Jose than they pay out for Erik Pieters.
But what’s new?