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.
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.
What do you think?