Newcastle Preparing To Sell Another Top Player?

Newcastle were credited with an interest in Dutch U21 International goalkeeper Jeroen Zoet in the summer, and were even said to bid £2M for the 22 year-old keeper, who is now the number one at PSV.

warner hahn

Warner Hahn of FC Dordecht – looks older than 21
He must worry a lot

And now Newcastle are being linked with another young Dutch goalkeeper, 21-year-old 6’6″ tall Warner Hahn, who plays for Dutch second division side FC Dordrecht.

The Rotterdam born goalkeeper has played 7 times for the Dutch U21 side, and 26 times for Dutch Youth sides at different ages, and he has drawn attention from a number of clubs, because of his excellent form this season.

Newcastle have been linked with wanting a third goalkeeper brought in for over a year now, so we don’t know if that’s because the club may want to cash in on the excellent Tim Krul, or that Alan Pardew is one of those managers who likes three goalkeepers at the club who can play  first team football.

The news is that Hahn is expected to move to Tyneside in January in a £2M deal, but we’d be surprised if that happens, and then we’d have to understand what does that mean for the future of Tim Krul at Newcastle?

Is the club perhaps getting ready to sell Tim  next summer to the highest bidder?

Assuming this news is true on Hahn, what do you think it means?

Comments welcome.

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10 comments so far

  • G

    Nov 29, 2013 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #1

    I would like to think this means that the club are doing their job of having realistic targets lined up, should a ludicrous bid come in for TK in Jan. Prepare for the worst, but hope for the best and all that.

  • Our Toon

    Nov 29, 2013 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #2


    Link below is a response to your comments about Tevez, Mascharano and Pards whilst at West Ham. Interesting read as nothing seems to have changed in his philosophy

  • bills-son

    Nov 29, 2013 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #3

    It could just as easily mean that Elliot isn’t seen as a top class number two to Krul.

  • bills-son

    Nov 29, 2013 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #4

    Our Toon,

    What Pardew did at West Ham a good few years ago is not important imo, its what he is doing for us now.

    Last season he was short in squad numbers, big players like Cisse, Cabaye and Tiote were off form, we had a big injury list and the extra games in the Europa.

    This season he’s got the Jan signings beginning to produce, Cabaye and Tiote back on form and an in form striket in Remy. He’s made big calls dropping HBA and Cisse and recalling Willo and Shola and we are 8th after a third of the season.

    That to me is far more important than anything good or bad during his West Ham days.

  • toonincheek

    Nov 29, 2013 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #5

    Buying promising young players doesn’t mean anything more than – – buying promising young players.

    He could replace Tim (in a couple of years)
    He could be No. 2 keeper (in a year)
    Or he could be sold in a few years (at a profit) if he wants 1st team footie and can’t get past Elliot and Krul.
    Same situation as Forster.

  • veto

    Nov 29, 2013 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #7

    am i the only person who thinks pardew isnt doing a bad job still ?

  • Our Toon

    Nov 29, 2013 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #8

    Bills Son:

    It’s actually very relevant to us as nothing has changed with the guys management ability. Tevez went through his most barron goal scoring spell ever in his career was constantly played out of position with Carlton Cole preferred up front (Similar to Cisse who joined us in red hot form), Tevez “I don’t think he had a clear idea about my game or what to do. He was good football man but more suited to coaching English teams without foreign players with big reputations. I think that was a bit of a problem for him.” (HBA). West ham’s first season back in premiership he finished a very respectable 9th and got them to FA Cup Final (fantastic achievement) following season they were in Europe (the season he got sacked) went on a losing run of 8 successive games getting knocked out of cup by Chesterfield and out of Europa League getting knocked out by Palermo. Got the sack in December, Tevez who couldn’t score under Pards went on an amazing goalscoring run which kept them up (Under Curbashley) Mascharano played a massive part as well actually getting into the team rather than bench warming as he was under Pards (Tevez moved to Man Utd, Mascharano moved to Liverpool) Yet pards couldn’t get the best out of them.

    Fast forward to today please tell me that there aren’t similarities to what has happened to us under Pards. He is the best we will get under this regime but history has repeated itself only difference Ashley saved him by signing 5 players in Jan, forget the amount relegation would have cost us, his position would have become untenable meaning sack, big payout 8 yr contract

  • Ancientcoptic

    Nov 29, 2013 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #9

    If we get a big money offer for Krul, I really do think we should take it. As much as I like Krul, I am still not 100% confident in him.

    So long as we have a good replacement lined up, I would let him go.

    It would be a dream come true if Pantilimon was dropped at Man City again, and they then signed Begovic to compete with Hart. Imagine selling Krul for 20 million, and buying Pantilimon for about 8… that would be quite a bit of business.

    I know nothing about this keeper we are being linked with, but standing at 6ft 6, if he has ability to match that size, he could be mammoth.

  • bobby mango

    Nov 29, 2013 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #10

    Our Toon – ok bit a fan of Pardew’s and was baying for his blood last season but I think he’s starting to show he’s learning from the mistakes.

    Dropping HBA and Cisse for the good of the team. Jonas hasn’t come back in (yet). Tactics do seem to be improving.

    Last season was disgusting and he should’ve been sacked for that. In we make it to new year and things are still looking good I’ll back him even more.


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