There’s some news today that top club Arsenal are linked with Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul, who is valued at £20M by the Magpies, and the news is in the Daily Express today.
Fantastic save by Tim Krul against Spurs recently
The news is that Arsene Wenger wants the Dutchman to compete with current Arsenal number one goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, who has been in outstanding form for the Gunners this season, and is one of the best young goalkeepers in the Premier League.
And the report goes on to say a move to Arsenal by Krul in January – would help him secure a place in the Dutch squad for the World Cup finals in Brazil next summer.
But the last thing Tim would want is to be is on the bench after January, and if he went to Arsenal he would not immediately displace the 23 year-old Szczesny, who has already made 123 appearances for Arsenal is his still fledgling career.
And at a young age for goalkeepers, the 6’5″ Polish International already has lots of experience, having played in the Champions League for Arsenal regularly.
So a move to Arsenal could make some sense for Arsenal, sine it’s always good to have two excellent goalkeepers at a top club.
But it wouldn’t be a good move for Tim Krul, who has been at Newcastle since 2005, and has always said – to anybody who will listen – that he’s perfectly happy to be the Newcastle number one goalkeeper.
And Arsenal will hardly be willing to pay out £20M for Tim, and they’ve shown over the years they are savvy in the transfer market, and unwilling to spend silly money on players.
The story doesn’t make too much sense to us.
What do you think?
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