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Premier League Club In Surprise Move For Newcastle Goalkeeper

8:36 am, Wednesday, June 1st, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 11 Comments

The Croydon Advertiser today is reporting that former Newcastle boss Alan Pardew is ready to make a move for Newcastle goalkeeper, Tim Krul – who is still recovering from the ACL knee injury he picked up playing for Holland last October.

There’s a few apparent reasons for this report – one is that Newcastle seem to have a wealth of goalkeepers at the moment in Tim, Rob Elliot, Karl Darlow and 19 year-old England U19 International Freddie Woodman – and Tim is the oldest and most experienced and the one that would bring the most money in the transfer market, if we wanted to sell him.

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Tim Krul – Crystal Palace interested

The other is that Wayne Hennessy didn’t have a great season, but when he’s on form he’ s very good, but the news is that Hennessey may want to move on after playing for Wales in the upcoming Euro 2016 tournament in France, with Everton said to be interested.

Crystal Palace also have veteran Julian Speroni  and former Reading and QPR goalkeeper  Alex McCarthy on the books.

Newcastle could well sell a goalkeeper this summer and Tim is certainly the most likely candidate, but it’s really up to Rafa Benitez during pre-season to decide who his top two goalkeepers are and then decide if Tim should be sold.

With Krul having only one year left of his current deal that could bring the price down, so don’t be surprised if Tim gets a new deal and then is even sold late this summer, before September rolls around.

The future of Tim Krul is only one of the decisions that Rafa Benitez will have to make this summer as he builds the squad for the new Newcastle United.

Tim joined us as a 17 year-old from ADO Den Haag in the summer of 2006 and he has so far played 185 games for the Magpies.

Fans still think Tim is our best goalkeeper at the club.

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Tags: Freddie Woodman · Karl Darlow · Newcastle News · Rob Elliot · Tim Krul · Transfer News and Rumours

11 responses so far ↓

  • 1 expatmag // Jun 1, 2016 at 8:47 AM

    It isnot a surprise, Ed.

    Pardew wanted him last summer. He can gave him too……….for 15 million pounds

  • 2 carl // Jun 1, 2016 at 8:55 AM

    Rob is in his early thirties and the oldest. Tim would raise the biggest fee.

  • 3 Bobbybee // Jun 1, 2016 at 8:58 AM

    I think this is further evidence of Pardew’s ineptitude in the transfer market. No wonder Ashley didn’t trust him! Virtually every player Palace have been connected with come from our squad! 😉 Do Palace have a scouting system, or does Pardew keep trying to plunder players he knows from past experience? What a total lack of imagination.

  • 4 carl // Jun 1, 2016 at 8:59 AM

    I guess though it depends on fitness levels going into a new season. I rate highly Woodman and he needs to gain experience so he should be very much in the mix.

  • 5 Spoof // Jun 1, 2016 at 9:00 AM

    £15m, I would imagine that he is worth about half that figure ever since he done his shoulder in against Sunderland he has never been the same keeper since, he is now average, very average.

  • 6 Jail for Ashley // Jun 1, 2016 at 9:03 AM

    He shouldn’t be going anywhere, Elliott is out till December and Woodman needs experience.

  • 7 Jail for Ashley // Jun 1, 2016 at 9:05 AM

    Well if Ashley trusted Charnley and Carr over a guy deemed good enough to manage in the PL regarding transfers then that’s why we’re in the Championship.

  • 8 carl // Jun 1, 2016 at 9:06 AM

    Good Morning Bobby

  • 9 Bobbybee // Jun 1, 2016 at 9:09 AM

    Carl, i agree on woody. Not sure how long he intends to stay with us though. If he has any sense he’ll stick with us under Rafa, which would mean a loan for the season coming. He clearly has all the attributes to go all the way in the game, so it depends how he views his own future. All our young players have a wonderful opportunity to learn from one of the greatest minds in the game and imo would be crazy to miss out on that chance. His father wants him to move with him, which is understandable, but chances like this don’t come around every day. Learn from Pardew, or learn from Rafa? No brainer really. 😉

  • 10 lordjoesnow // Jun 1, 2016 at 9:47 AM

    Who is Tom Krul and why is he winning?

  • 11 TheBoss // Jun 1, 2016 at 12:42 PM

    Tim ( The Vampire ) Krul… Sell him… He is petrified of crosses , his distribution is a shambles at best , decent shot stopper.. Went backwards in recent years with really naff coaching by Woodman Snr… Bye Bye Tim..

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