Rob Elliott and Karl Darlow have shown they are more than capable of playing for Newcastle United at the highest level – and when Newcastle go about their clear-out, which could be really massive this summer – don’t be too surprised if they offload Tim Krul for a good fee.
Karl Darlow will be the only one fit in pre-season along with Tim Krul – and maybe Newcastle will bring in another goalkeeper or extend young Freddie Woodman’s contract.
Tim Krul – leaving this summer?
Freddie is a very good young England goalkeeper, but there are persistent rumors he will leave Newcastle in the summer and join ether a big club or reunite with his father Andy at Crystal Palace.
If we do manage to keep Freddie at the club and Tim leaves that would mean at least Darlow and Woodman would be fit for the first game of the season, which will be in early August in the Championship.
They are the ones fit at the moment for Newcastle with both Tim and Rob out with serious ACL knee injuries picked up playing in Internationals.
There is a report out today that Newcastle are in advanced talks with Everton related to Tim’s transfer, but we don’t know how accurate that report is.
However, we will hardly keep all three goalkeepers at Newcastle next season and the one we can get most money for is the experienced Tim Krul, who may not want to play in the Championship next season.
And then Rob Elliot, when he’s fit again and Karl Darlow would have to fight it out for the number one jersey.
Tim Krul joined Newcastle in the summer of 2005 from ADO Den Haag when Graeme Souness was the manager and he has made 185 appearances for Newcastle.
The 28 year-old has 8 full caps for the Netherlands and played for all the Netherlands Youth sides.
What do you think?