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Italians Interested In Newcastle’s Top Goalkeeper

11:36 pm, Wednesday, April 17th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 13 Comments

News in the Daily Mirror that AC Milan continue toi be interested in Newcastle’s 25 year-old Dutch International goalkeeper Tim Krul.

timn krul at metalist

Tim Krul – AC Milan interested

Krul was injured in the second half of the Sunderland disaster on Sunday, when he dislocated his shoulder, and he is out for the rest of the season, and will undergo surgery on the shoulder next week.

The news is that Milan will come in with a £12M offer for Tim, but we don’t think that will be enough to have Mike Ashley agree to a deal for a player who signed on at Newcastle back in 2005, as a 17 year-old..

Tim got a new extended contract only last year, and the contract runs for another four years, and certainly Newcastle will not want to lose one of their best players, who will only get better as he gets more experience.

QPR’s Brazilian international goalkeeper Julio Cesar is also being looked at by Milan, and of course if QPR are relegated a number of their players will leave, via release clauses they have had inserted in their contracts.

But it seems Tim Krul is the number one target of the Italians, and one barrier Milan have in signing Cesar is the huge wages he’s getting at QPR – said to be £70K/week – so how QPR can balance their books with small gates of only 18,000, when they are paying out these ridiculously high wages,is a mystery to a lot of people.

The fact is they will not be able to balance their books if this spending continues,  but that’s what the UEFA Financial Fair Play Rules will insist on,  within a season or two.

Newcastle fans should expect a number of big clubs to come in for some of our top players this summer, but we are hoping that Mike Ashley will ask for high  prices  (ridiculous would be even better).

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Tags: Contracts · Tim Krul · Transfer News and Rumours


13 responses so far ↓

  • 1 p // Apr 17, 2013 at 11:39 PM

    I think this is just speculation and there do not seem to be any quotes from Milan.

  • 2 p // Apr 17, 2013 at 11:41 PM

    I agree P, has anyone told you how good looking you are?

  • 3 Novocastrian66 // Apr 17, 2013 at 11:44 PM

    If we go down there will be more than Tim on their way. You’ll get locked up for talking to yourself p!

  • 4 RonVanDam // Apr 17, 2013 at 11:47 PM

    Are u you on P, p?

    MA will give the same answer to Milan like he did when they came for Santon, Nooooooooo

  • 5 p // Apr 17, 2013 at 11:49 PM

    That was my alto ego, he worships me

  • 6 p // Apr 17, 2013 at 11:50 PM

    Noooooooo unless there are as many zeros in your offer as there are o’s in my no

  • 7 ginola_tonic // Apr 17, 2013 at 11:55 PM

    Lol. P

    Any idea how long before tim is back. Dislocated shoulder , that’s painfull. Phew Wigan lost today.

  • 8 RonVanDam // Apr 17, 2013 at 11:55 PM

    You are a pretty deep guy P hahaha

  • 9 Guj NUFC // Apr 17, 2013 at 11:55 PM

    I went to our first game in the Championship Season vs WBA away and he came on as a sub…made some quality saves :D loved him since!

  • 10 RonVanDam // Apr 17, 2013 at 11:57 PM

    Multiple personality? Head to the nearest clinic and book a appointment for 5

  • 11 arctoa // Apr 18, 2013 at 12:22 AM

    AC Milan’s a big club and the Italian league is set up to make goalkeepers look good, but I’m not sure I can see this one happening.

  • 12 lesh // Apr 18, 2013 at 12:30 AM

    And….. QPR reportedly borrowed £15n from Barclays just a week or two ago. Borrowed with Lofthouse Rd being proviided as security. Sound familiar?

    And for Raylor to be injured again and while recovering from his last injury just beggars belief. Surely we’ve got big big problems n our fitness, training and coaching departments??

  • 13 acorp11 // Apr 18, 2013 at 5:47 PM

    Bring Forster home and Milan can have him!

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