Sky Sports is reporting that Newcastle are in talks with PSV over the transfer of their 22 year-old 6’3″ Dutch U21 goalkeeper Jeroen Zoet, who we are interested in bringing to Tyneside.
Jeroen Zoet – 22 year-old Dutch goalkeeper
The news is that Newcastle want to bring in a young goalkeeper to replace Steve Harper, and challenge Tim Krul and Rob Elliot for the number one position on Tyneside, and the fee is thought to be around £2M.
On transfermarkt.com he is listed as being worth €2M, which is around £1.7M, and that’s the bid that was reported to be turned down a couple of days ago by PSV, if reports are to be believed.
Jeroen has spent the last two seasons out on loan at RKC Waalwijk, and he has looked a good young goalkeeper, and if the fee is right Jeroen could fill the hole left by veteran Steve Harper, and he will only improve as he acquires more experience.
There had been some news that Zoet was coming in because Krul was moving to Arsenal, but that Arsenal deal for Krul is probably not true, and the latest we saw was that Arsene Wenger would bid £7M for the Dutch International.
Tim Krul – Newcastle number one goalkeeper
Tim is worth a lot more money than £7M, and Mike Ashley would want at least twice that amount to allow the 25 year-old to leave Tyneside.
And of course Tim is very happy on Tyneside, where he’s been since 2005, when Graham Souness brought him in (or was it Joe Kinnear?), and he’s progressed through the ranks to become the number one goalkeeper for the last two seasons.
We think Zoet would be a good signing for Newcastle, and then we’d have very capable goalkeepers at the club.
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