There are reports coming out of Italy and Spain today that powerhouse Barcelona have their sights set on signing Newcastle’s Dutch International 24 year-old goalkeeper Tim Krul.
Tim Krul – linked with Barcelona today
With some of Newcastle’s players coming through really strongly last season, we suppose it’s only natural that some of our top players are targets for some of the top clubs, and that certainly seemed true in the summer transfer window, and Alan Pardew verified there were some big bids came in for some of our top players near the end of August.
But as always we take the vast majority of these reports with a pinch of salt, although we suppose some of them could even be true – maybe.
There are reports coming out of Spain that are reported in Italian news source TuttoMercato, and the news is that Barcelona want cover for current number one goalkeeper Victor Valdes, and the player they seem to like a lot is our very own Tim Krul.
We suppose it’s even a good sign that top clubs want our players, because at least it means we have some top players at the club, but to think that Tim Krul would go to Barcelona to back up Victor Valdes is a little ludicrous.
Valdes is probably a weakness at the Spanish powerhouse, but we don’t think our top Dutch International goalkeeper will be going anywhere soon.
Tim had become a Dutch Geordie since he arrived on the banks of the River Tyne as a 17 year-old back in the summer of 2005, and he has accomplished two of his top dreams in football – to become the Newcastle number one goalkeeper and the Dutch number one goalkeeper.
Now he wants to keep those positions for at least the nest 10 years, and we expect Tim to even improve from his form of last season, and certainly his temperament and attitude are simply first class.
Tim is an excellent example of Newcastle getting in a young and talented player, and then developing them until they are world class.
Now we need to do that for a few more players over the next couple of seasons.
Howay The Lads!!
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