One of the players that Newcastle were after in the summer was a young goalkeeper, who could fight it out for the number two position at Newcastle with Rob Elliot, and since Rob is 27 and Tim Krul is 25, there’s room for a top up-and-coming goalkeeper at the club at the moment.
Tim Krul – could leave Newcastle?
Newcastle were linked with 22 year-old Dutch U21 International Jeroen Zoet over the summer, and he has become the number one at the Dutch side PSV this season, and on the last day of the transfer window, we were linked with England U21 goalkeeper Jonathan Bond of Watford.
It seems Newcastle are award of two possibilities with their top two goalkeepers, one is that a top club could come in with a big bid for Dutch International Tim Krul, and with the top form being shown by Rob Elliot, officials think he may even push for a move to a club where he can get regular football, and in the Premier League too.
There is competition this season for places, even in the goalkeeper position with Rob Elliot pushing Tim hard, and Krul was partially responsible for the Aston Villa goal on Saturday, when he failed to get to a corner in the second half, and he also had trouble with an earlier cross, which had given Ciaran Clark a half chance.
Newcastle do have young 20 year-old goalkeeper Jak Alnwick, but it seems that Alan Pardew wants three goalkeepers to be available to play for the first team, and maybe if one comes in, Jak will be sent out on loan to get some first team experience.
There is good competition at the moment between Krul and Elliot, so maybe Newcastle will try to bring in a young goalkeeper in January, but that’s hardly the priority, and we still need another striker to bolster the ranks, and that’s especially true if we are doing well by then – which is now a possibility.
What do you think?
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