Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul was linked with a move to Arsenal earlier this year, and reports in the Dutch media today suggest the London club are still interested in the Dutch International.
Tim Krul – would take a big fee to get this lad
One of the weaknesses in the Arsenal side over the last few years has been goalkeeper, and it seems Arsene Wenger wants to strengthen in that position this summer.
There is news on the Dutch site AD.nl a today that Arsenal are still interested in signing the 25 year-old 6’2″ Newcastle keeper.
It seemed the London club were close to a deal for Brazilian International goalkeeper Julio Cesar a couple of weeks ago, and Julio had a very good Confederations Cup this summer and was voted goalkeeper of the tournament, but reports lately have said he may be arranging a deal back to Italy.
The report is that Wenger is keen on Krul, but it will take a big fee for Arsenal to land the player, and we’re not sure they would want to pay that, especially when Cesar can be picked up on a free transfer.
Newcastle have been linked with a number of goalkeepers this summer, which would be consistent with Krul leaving, but we think Pardew just wants to replace Steve Harper in the squad.
What do you think?
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