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Too Many Players Want To Leave Newcastle This Summer

8:08 am, Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 8 Comments

We know there’s going to be a sizable clear-out of players this summer, and that Mike Ashley will provide the manager with a decent war chest to bring in new players, but Newcastle cannot allow a mass exodus this summer, because for one reason we simply wouldn’t be able to replace them all in one transfer window.

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Tim Krul – could leave Newcastle this summer

And what worries us just a little bit is that a number of players seem to be wanting to get out this summer, after a terrible second half to the season.

There’s news today that Tim Krul is thinking of leaving the club, and while that’s not new news, it seems that this time it’s the player himself who wants to leave.

It’s an exclusive in the Star today, and this is what a source close to the goalkeeper had to say:

“Tim enjoys playing for Newcastle but at the same time, he wants to win trophies and play at the highest level.”

“He has some important decisions to make about his future and knows if he did leave, there would be no shortage of clubs wanting to sign him.”

One thing that may have caused this new attitude, always assuming the report is accurate, is that it looks like Tim will not make the Dutch World Cup squad, after only an average season at Newcastle.

The 26 year-old has always said in the past he wanted to become the Newcastle number one and then the Dutch number one, but Louis Van Gaal left him out of the last Dutch squad, and Tim’s only got 5 full caps for Holland, after playing for all the Youth sides from U15 through U21.

And the news today – speculative at best – is that Newcastle may try to bring former Academy graduate Fraser Forster back from Celtic, if Tim does leave the club.

Newcastle sold Forster to Celtic two years ago for a measly £2M, and now he’s an England International (one cap), but would give his England chances a boost if he was playing in the Premier League every week and not in Scotland.

And a week or so ago it seems Mike Ashley set the price of Krul at £10M, so once a club comes in with that kind of offer – Milan, Barcelona  and Juventus have been linked in the past – he’s gone, whether or not it will impact the team.

That seems to be the daft way in which Ashley runs Newcastle United, where money is more important than the strength of our team.

It’s not hard to see why Newcastle have not been successful under the stewardship of Mike Ashley.

Comments welcome.



Tags: Newcastle News · Premier League · Tim Krul · Transfer News and Rumours



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8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 lesh // Apr 23, 2014 at 8:21 AM

    All the more reason to be rid of Pardew asap, get a quality replacement in nnd let him steady the squad before players go on holiday.

  • 2 welshgeordie9 // Apr 23, 2014 at 8:21 AM

    I hope this weekend we play Armstrong from the start, it’s about time we had our own wonder kid, everton have got theirs in Barkley hopefully armstrong. Will do the same.

  • 3 welshgeordie9 // Apr 23, 2014 at 8:22 AM

    As for players coming and going well it’s going to be a long long summer

  • 4 gaz 44 // Apr 23, 2014 at 8:23 AM

    179gaz 44 // Apr 23, 2014 at 7:50 AM

    We could do a lot worse than going in for caulker and Curtis Davis, neither are world beaters granted but better than what we have and wouldn’t cost the world,
    They’re both English which I still feel this team is lacking in English men, look how Liverpool have gone on with plenty of English men, Chelsea always try and have a spine of Englishman ,

    As for Armstrong be surprised if he makes it but you never know, 2yr ago we was saying same bout Campbell who’s struggling at st mirren

  • 5 Average_Contents // Apr 23, 2014 at 8:24 AM

    War chest? Please!

    Replacement? Please!

    We’ve got elliot and was it woodman on the bench recently? No need to bring anyone else in if wor timmy goes! Seen through the eyes of fatty

    I wouldn’t blame Tim if he wanted to leave tbh because the way this club is run with no ambition and lies told every window then who would want to stay!

  • 6 ToonMatt // Apr 23, 2014 at 8:26 AM

    “Mike Ashley will provide the manager with a decent war chest to bring in new players” lol how do you know this?

  • 7 G // Apr 23, 2014 at 8:26 AM

    I suspected TK had his head turned. This season he has looked like a shadow of the keeper who has impressed so much in the previous two.

  • 8 Sav // Apr 23, 2014 at 10:04 AM

    Lesh@1 – you should re-read Ed’s conclusion mate. Getting a quality manager in now ain’t going to happen and IF it did, it wouldn’t change the way Monster Mash runs the joint.




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