Newcastle Interested In England Goalkeeper

Whatever league we are in next season, Newcastle could possibly see both of their top two goalkeepers want to leave the club – and Tim Krul and Rob Elliot could be with new clubs come September, so don’t be too surprised if we are linked with some goalkeepers over the summer.

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Tom Heaton – 29 year-old Burnley goalkeeper

And there are reports we are interested in Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton, who has had a pretty good season in goal for the relegated club.

Tom started his career at Manchester United and came through their Academy, and he was well thought of when he was young and played for all of the England Youth sides including 3 appearances for the England U21 side from 2008-2009.

Tom spent a lot of time on loan at various clubs getting first team appearances as he was coming through the ranks.

Heaton was released form the Red Devils five years ago and has since been at Cardiff, Bristol City and joined Burnley two years ago.

He is 29 tears old now, which is not old for a goalkeeper, and he is a decent player.

Newcastle also have another Englishman Karl Darlow coming into the first team squad this summer, and we just hope that, whatever happens, we have three experienced goalkeepers this season.

That’s so we don’t have to play an untested goalkeeper for eight games next season,  like we had to this season and lost seven of them, whichever division we are in.

There’s a limit on how small a squad you can have – as we are now finding out with our fight against relegation.

We’ll probably have to wait until the summer to find out for sure, but Tim Krul may be fed up with Newcastle now – and may want to move to a proper football club.

Heaton is English so we will be linked with a lot of English (British) players this summer, and the price tag for him is around £2M – so that’s probably within Mike Ashley’s price range – nice and cheap – so the news may even be true.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

12 comments so far

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    May 12, 2015 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #1

    cestriasteve…I am not really hoping for relegation – nit many are I think, cause are under Ashley are that we won’t get back up and he won’t sell!

    It would be sad times if we had to be relegated, but lets face it Ashley is not going to lists to us and next season will probably be the same struggle and the same mediocre football at best.

    Maybe relegation wouldn’t be such a bad thing…as long as we keep pressure on Ashley and any opportunist coming here taking advantage of the situation!

  • Laurent Robert 32

    May 12, 2015 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #2

    Really pushing the boat out for a keeper then…

  • Average_Contents

    May 12, 2015 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #3


    Probably turn us down anyway

  • expatmag

    May 12, 2015 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #4


    Shame on you mate.

    One of the Welsh’s greatest victories was the 24th Foot Welsh guards at Rorkes Drift in South Africa in 1879 during the Zulu wars

    After the Zulus wiped out the british at Islandwana, 4000 of them attacked a small outpost at Rorkes Drift held by just over 100 men and after a 2 day battle against terrible odds, the Zulus withdrew defeated.

    11 VCs were won in the battle.

  • dave 1961

    May 12, 2015 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #5

    The only way to get Ashley out is to stigmatize his brand make it so embarrassing for anyone to enter his shops, make it so people look around so no one sees them enter, that’s the point i was making about the ugly people shop at sports direct, and tramps shopping with him, the reason i know about the ugly people jibe was when Renault released the Megan, i sent them an email saying they were making ugly cars and said that they should use the slogan Renault make ugly cars ugly people buy Renault, it so incensed them they threatened me with court action if i carried on doing it, i did and they did not take action, but it bothered them. that’s the way to attack Ashley remind people they are buying crap dispatches proved that, you just have to be old enough to remember Woolworth’s they got so good at telling us about the wonder of woolies, and how cheap they were they devalued the brand to such an extent people became embarrassed to enter their stores and they went bust, i remember when i had my own business attending seminars that drummed it into you never to use the words cheap as cheap = tacky, and use the term good value, or excellent value for money. we need to get it out that his shops sell cheap tack sub standard goods made by child exploitation. embarrass people going into his shops keep it up he will sell. – See more at:

  • expatmag

    May 12, 2015 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #6

    Has to be cobblers about Heaton. If so, Krul and Elliott are definitely 9n their way and judging by the rumours, we are after championship standard players.

  • Toonfan8

    May 12, 2015 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #7

    On Sunday after match Koln – Schalke 04, two footballers were released from Schalke and thats Sidney Sam and Kevin Prince Boateng, both are very good footballers, but there has to be something with their behaviour and professionalism. But I think we were linked with Sidney Sam in past.

  • Lew Davies

    May 12, 2015 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #8

    aye come to Newcastle and end your career.
    why would he

  • dave 1961

    May 12, 2015 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #9

    Car crash |Elliott is not a top keeper he was the Charlton reserve keeper purchased by Pardew and proved he was the reserve for a reason.

  • Lindisfarne

    May 12, 2015 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #10

    Boaz Myhill is a free transfer?

  • Sav

    May 12, 2015 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #11

    Krul is one who should be considered for captaincy. He is loyal, articulate and a passionate player, as well as a regular first choice. But of course, like the rest of us, he deserves to know the club has ambitions above merely survival.

  • Blackstarbullet

    May 12, 2015 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #12

    If It’s true then it can only mean Krul is leaving. Don’t forget we have Darlow with us next year as back up and a very good youngster in Woodman


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