Tim Krul is exactly one year and one day older than Newcastle transfer target Vurnon Anita, and Tim has played with Vurnon through the Dutch youth sides, ever since they were both in the U-15 National side.
Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul knows Vurnon Anita
With the news out that Ajax and Newcastle have reached an agreement on the transfer fee for the 23 year-old Dutchman, thought to be €8.5M and the first time that has happened at Newcastle this summer for a senior player, Tim has openly talked about the holding midfielder, who can also play at left back.
This is what Newcastle’s Dutch goalkeeper Tim Krul said:
“I’ve played with him since the Under-15 squads. I think he’s ready for a move to the Premier League. His skill on the midfield and duelling is good enough for England.”
“I understood he has to reach an agreement himself, but I think we can use a versatile player like him very well.”
But Newcastle have ended whatever interest they had in Gregory van der Weil, because his wage demands are said to be far too high.
If the news is to be believed, then Newcastle right back target Mathieu Debuchy has already agreed terms with Newcastle, but Newcastle are around £1M off the fee that Lille want for their players.
But as we pointed out yesterday, if we don’t bring in a right back before the end of this transfer window, we’ll lose at least that amount on Danny Simpson, because he is in the final year of his contract and could be sold for at least £2M this summer, if a replacement right back is brought in.
The other way that can go with Danny, is that he can sign his new contract, but that doesn’t seem likely to happen, and Alan Pardew has already said the club will sell him if he doesn’t sign his new contract this summer.
We have to think the logical thing to do is once Anita is signed, then go back to Lille with an improved offer, and hopefully get Mathieu Debuchy to Newcastle, and then sell Danny Simpson, all before the transfer window closes two weeks next Monday.
We’d love to see both Anita and Debuchy join Newcastle, and they would be excellent additions to our defense, which still seems to be our Achilles heel.
What do you think?
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