Tim Krul has to be disappointed that he is not the starting goalkeeper for Holland in the World Cup, but it seems that the Newcastle goalkeeper is third choice behind Ajax goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen and Swansea City’s Michel Vorm.
Tim Krul – Tottenham interested
And news in the Daily Mail that Tottenham want to bring the Dutchman to White Hart Lane to replace French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, who wants to play for a club in the Champions League, maybe even PSG.
Of course American goalkeeper Brad Friedel has just signed an extension at Tottenham, and he’s certainly still good enough to play in the Tottenham first team, but obviously at 43 years old he has only a year or two left in his career.
Tim had his best game for Newcastle ever last season at White Hart Lane, in our fantastic 1-0 win down there, and it’s not surprising Spurs would be impressed by the Dutch International goalkeeper’s form in that game – he was world-class through and through with some breathtaking saves.
And there was news late in the season that Tim may now be ready to leave Newcastle after 9 years at the club, and it will not have helped that he is only 3rd choice goalkeeper for Holland – but at least he made the squad.
Tottenham are a top six side and pushing for Champions League football, so they are a bigger and more ambitious club than Newcastle are these days, and of course they have new Argentine manager Mauricio Pochettino, who did wonders in his short time at Southampton.
Maybe it would take only £10M for Mike Ashley to be willing to sell Tim to Tottenham, but then we will have to bring in a replacement goalkeeper and maybe pay around £5M for that new goalkeeper – if that.
Let’s work that out £10M-£5M=£5M left in the Newcastle coffers.
Yes – that would be a deal that Mike Ashley would be willing to sanction.
I do not jest.
What do you think?