Newcastle Interested In Top Dutch U21 Goalkeeper

Newcastle are reported to be interested in Dutch U21 goalkeeper Jeroen Zoet, according to the Daily Mail, and they may try to bring the young goalkeeper to Tyneside in January.

Jeroen Zoet – PSV 21 year-old goalkeeper

Zoet currently plays for RKC Waalwijk, and is on loan from his club PSV in the Dutch Eredivisie, and he played for Holland at Slovakia last Thursday night and kept a clean sheet in Holland’s 2-0 win in the European U21 qualifying game.

And last night in the home game against Slovakia, Holland again won 2-0 in the Sparta Stadium in Rotterdam.

Newcastle are not particularly short of goalkeepers, although veteran Steve Harper will be 38 in Marc,h and Dutch number one Tim Krul is Newcastle’s first team goalkeeper, so it will be strange if Newcastle sign the 6’3″ Zoet, because we’ll have two young Dutch goalkeepers.

Tim Krul arrived at Newcastle when he was 17 from his home town club ADO Den Haag in the summer of 2005, when he was  just 17 and the fee was around €220K (£175K), and he has been developed by Newcastle into a goalkeeper who is close to becoming world-class.

Newcastle fans may feel we don’t need another goalkeeper brought into the ranks, but Newcastle are always on the lookout for top young talent, independent of what position they play in.

It seems that Chief Scout Graham Carr and goalkeeping coach Andy Woodman were at the match in Slovakia last night, and saw the 21-year-old keep a second clean sheet in a row.

Zoet has so far made 14 appearances for the Dutch under-21 side, since making his debut two years ago, and is a highly rated goalkeeper in Holland, although he has never played a first team game for PSV yet.

The Daily Mail is reporting that Newcastle are weighing up a move for the goalkeeper in January, but we’d be very surprised if that happens.

Rob Elliott is showing he is a very good goalkeeper, and he could be one for the future, so we seem to well off for goalekepers.

But there again if this lad is a top talent, Newcastle may go after him, if Graham Carr recommends it.

What do you think?

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8 comments so far

  • Blaydon-Toon

    Oct 16, 2012 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #1

    Another Tim Krul in the making bring him on !

  • darrenfletcher88

    Oct 16, 2012 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #2

    It’s Sunday evening!!! We have won,pardews great season starts here,top six here we come. It ended a draw,any point away is good in the prem. we got beat pardew out, cockey mafia, we should off spent more in the summer,lol, I can’t bloody wate!!!!!

  • sirtoongospel

    Oct 16, 2012 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #3

    – – – – – – – – – – – – – -Krul – – – – – – – – – – – – –

    Simpson – – – -Taylor – – – -Colo – – – -Santon

    – – – – -Cabaye – – – Cheick – – – -Jonas – – – – –

    – – – – – – – – – – – – – – HBA – – – – – – – – – – – – –

    – – – – – – – – – -Cisse – – – – -Ba – – – – – – – – – – –

  • jesperfuglsang

    Oct 16, 2012 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #4

    Ed…you are far behind this morning mate (posted this this morning ;))

  • jesperfuglsang

    Oct 16, 2012 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #5


    sirtoongospel…if you would like to play like that, maybe a diamond formation in the middle would balance the formation a bit more out.

    …drop Tiote back as an anchorman (just a thought) 🙂 But sadly I don’t think Pardew is brave enough to tamper with his conservative British 4-4-2!

  • Dannyo

    Oct 16, 2012 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #6

    I think this move depends on a couple of things.
    Harper will not be at our club after this season, or so i’m guessing.
    But Alnwick, an up and coming keeper with good potential, or so is the word in the camp, could/should be replacing Harper.
    However, we don’t know how far ahead AP thinks he is, and it would give us a bit of inexperience when it comes to the 1st team.
    Also, we don’t REALLY know how much AP rates Robbie to be our nr.2. Or maybe he thinks Robbies nufc career will be short lived.

    Time will tell, but i find the transfer unlikely.

  • jesperfuglsang

    Oct 16, 2012 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #7

    Dannyo…and maybe Pardew knows that Krul is getting a lot of attention (getting in someone who can take over at some point would be a great move)

    …and a cheaper one down the road 🙂 (to take a cue from Arsenal; always bring in a replacement beforehand)

  • wynsleap

    Oct 16, 2012 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #8

    I think a signing like that would be excellent for the club. Harper has had better days and is sure to move on after this season. Three keepers are needed and this signing could battle with Elliot for the number two slot.
    We can’t be reliant on young Alnwick to sit on the bench as happened this year in the event of injuries.


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