Tim Krul Deserves New Improved Deal At Newcastle – Quickly

We suppose Newcastle fans have to get used to top clubs being interested in their very best players.

Tim Krul – top Newcastle goalkeeper

That happened with Andy Carroll just over a year ago and we eventually lost the local lad, but at least Ashley was able to get a cool £35M in cash for the Gateshead-born striker.

The news over the last few months is that Harry Redknapp wants to make Tim Krul one of his top summer transfer targets.

But of course that may well change if Harry gets the England manager job this summer, as expected, and he’s a hot favorite to take over from the departed Italian, Fabio Capello.

But there’s little doubt that Newcastle’s Dutch International goalkeeper, who could be in goal for Holland against England next Wednesday evening at Wembley, has been outstanding between the posts for the Magpies this season.

And Newcastle put a £15m transfer price on Krul last month, in an attempt to ward off potential interest from top clubs, but they may still come after him in the summer.

Tim has been at Newcastle since the summer of  2005, and has no intention of leaving Newcastle, but neither did local lad Andy Carroll, but he’s now at Liverpool.

Krul has a contract at Newcastle through 2014, but we expect the 23 year-old to get a new improved deal at Newcastle, and he could sign the new deal before the summer rolls around.

Newcastle have plenty of work to do on players’ contracts before the summer,  and we have to hope the club can get new deals signed by Fab Coloccini, Danny Simpson, Danny Guthrie, Demba Ba  and Tim Krul.

It’s not surprising that Spurs are after a younger goalkeeper, because their first choice is American and former Liverpool goalkeeper Brad Friedel, who is 40,  and second choice is former Chelsea goalkeeper, Carlo Cudicini, who is 38.

We hope Newcastle can get all four players signed up before June to new improved deals,  but of course that doesn’t guarantee they will be at the club come September, but that’s what we’ll have to hope for.

It does guarantee that if they do leave, it will take big money to pry them away from Tyneside, as it did with Andy Carroll.

For the record Tim has made 63 appearances so far for Newcastle, and we hope he’ll play many many more times in the Newcastle goalkeeper jersey.

Comments welcome.

18 comments so far

  • G

    Feb 21, 2012 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #1

    New deal for TK? Goes without saying really.

  • monasnyr99

    Feb 21, 2012 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #2

    Indian Magpie // Feb 21, 2012 at 11:50 AM

    I agree he has don well, but for taking 2 the nxt level we need a bigger name


    Reading Indian Magpie’s previous comments and this one in particular just confirms he knows absolutely nothing about our past, big names like Gullit, Allardyce, Souness or even the second coming of Keegan, we all know how they worked out. Pardew has done a terrific job, think about the teams above us and just below and compare the owners and your telling me Pardew can’t/isn’t capable of taking us to the next level

  • Stuart

    Feb 21, 2012 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #3

    Pardew has done the best job for us since Sir Bobby Robson, I simply cannot understand how people can still call for his head.

    I can however understand why Indian Magpie does, the mans either a troll or an idiot.

  • check the toastie

    Feb 21, 2012 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #4

    Tim Krul loves the toon and wants to stay, wont be going to spurs they will all apart next year, no floppy chops, hopefully no Bale and Modric or adebayor, plus CL commitments, reckon this is as good as it gets for them, free fall next year, for me if we sell nobody in the summer and acquire 3 or 4 more quality signings then we are going to be some team, why would he leave, unless of course chelsea offer him big bucks.

  • check the toastie

    Feb 21, 2012 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #5


  • toonincheek

    Feb 21, 2012 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #6

    mona –
    Don’t normally agree with copying posts through different threads.

    But on this occasion – OK!!

  • SurefootedShola

    Feb 21, 2012 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #7

    Newcastle haven’t put a 15m price-tag on his head.

  • Cheick and Bake

    Feb 21, 2012 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #8

    Stuart — agree

  • Cheick and Bake

    Feb 21, 2012 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #9

    I agree*

  • ash-out

    Feb 21, 2012 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #10

    We have a concensus:

    Indian is a pudding-head.

  • Marty-Toon

    Feb 21, 2012 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #11

    Krul is top notch,deserves a great contract.
    We can`t afford to lose any of our best players in the summer as we already need to strengthen what we have if we wanna compete at the next level.

    Off the subject though and i might get linched for this but if Beresford and Warren B had of been better defenders then we woulda surely won the league,they were woeful in the last few months of that season.
    They got caught forward as Santon does but of course then we wouldn`t have been called the entertainers as much as we were.It was all very Gung ho

  • Jonty

    Feb 21, 2012 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #12

    I’ve met Tim Krul, he’s a great lad and loves it here. He’s been here a long time and is settled. I’m pretty confident he’ll be our keeper for some time but of course in the world of football anything can happen. Tying him down to a new improved contract will be a priority for the club i’m sure.

  • jukitsu

    Feb 21, 2012 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #13

    If De Gea’s fee was £17-18m, we should get at least £20m for Krul.

  • Toon Tang

    Feb 21, 2012 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #14

    De gae looks like one of them red neck hillbilly inbred kids that are found in the deep south . really needs to trim them mutton chops

  • theleckworthbird

    Feb 21, 2012 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #15

    Read Krull’s face, he is happy here. And why shouldn’t he be? Summer is the time to be worrying about new contracts.

  • veto

    Feb 21, 2012 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #16

    due to our public positioning with regards to contracts and padrews constant reminding us via the press we cant compete with teams we used to be able to financially a few years back , we have left ourself’s open to all this .
    we never used to have teams sniffing around as much as they knew we could hold onto players if we so wished .
    we have done ourselfs no favours with this stance and i really hope we dont lose a number of our star’s in the one window , which could very well happen .
    krul , tiote and ba , all poached in the summer would cripple us and really make fan’s lose interest ,
    after all , if that is what we have to expect every summer , whats the point .

  • wynsleap

    Feb 21, 2012 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #17

    veto @ 16 – That is exactly right.
    We don’t hear much about Premier clubs coming in willy nilly and saying they are going to target first team players of Manure, City, Chelsea, Liverpool, Spurs etc. as those clubs sell when THEY want to and not because someone comes in and publicly takes a fancy to one of their players.
    And if offers do come in for a top player it is usually from a major European side like Real or Barca where the deal is financially too good to turn down (like us with Carroll).
    Ferguson fought hard to keep Rooney and Spurs likewise with Modric and, I’m sure, shortly will do again with Bale.
    With our fanbase etc. why should WE just be easy pickings for anyone?
    I think veto has answered that one quite succinctly.

  • bigmattyn

    Feb 21, 2012 at 10:44 PM

    Comment #18

    Indian Magpie doesn’t have a clue


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