Hints Newcastle Goalkeeper On His Way In January

Juventus were keen to bring in Newcastle’s Tim Krul as back-up to 38-year-old goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon a couple of years ago when a massive £20M transfer fee was mentioned.

It seems the Italian giants are still interested in Tim as the eventual replacement, but Tim will probably not play until October and he will have to prove his fitness before any club will sign him from Newcastle.

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Tim Krul – Newcastle goalkeeper

So it looks doubtful a club would come in for him this summer, so maybe the best Newcastle can do is to sell him in January, when he will only have six months left on his contract at Newcastle.

The news in the Northern Echo today is that Newcastle would be willing to accept £4M for him in the January transfer window.

The alternative is to have Tim sign a new deal at Newcastle, and then we could ask a lot more for him, but it seems that Rafa may have already decided that Tim is the goalkeeper to leave Newcastle this season.

At the end of this year Benitez will have four senior goalkeepers all fit and vying for the number one goalkeeper jersey – Tim Krul, Rob Elliot, Karl Darlow and new arrival Matz Sels, as well as top young 19 year-old goalkeeper Freddie Woodman.

While there’s still an opportunity for Tim to prove to Benitez he is the best of the four senior goalkeepers, it’s looking like Tim could be the one to leave – and the earliest he can do that is in January.

But we wonder if Tim wants to sit on the bench at Juventus?

Buffon has been one of the best goalkeepers in the world since he was transferred from Parma to Juventus in the summer of 2001 for a massive €53M, which is £45M using today’s exchange rate.

Buffon has said he wants to stay playing until the next World Cup in Russia in 2018, although we suppose that’s only 18 months for Tim to wait.

But in two years time he may want to keep playing until the next European Championships in 2020 when he will only be 42.

Tim joined Newcastle back in 2005 and maybe by putting a low £4M price on his head in January means he can get a good deal at some club as repayment for his loyal service to Newcastle.

Yes, that kind of classy thing is still done in football we’re pleased to say, when it often looks like the only thing that matters is money, money, money.

Tim has been an excellent player for Newcastle over the years and extremely loyal.

Krul has made 185 first team appearances for Newcastle.

Comments welcome.

22 comments so far

  • Our Toon

    Aug 9, 2016 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #1

    I’m not fussed on getting a striker, to me the problem is lack of creativity. Ritchie is the only player from Friday who can create something out of the midfield that started on Friday.

    3 players I’d get and push all out for are forresteri, knockaert and Browning at LB, I’d have loved gnabry on loan but seems as though wba are going to get him.

  • Ron Knee

    Aug 9, 2016 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #2

    Our Toon

    Ritchie certainly impressed, but that wasn’t difficult compared to the rest of the team!

  • Fostino

    Aug 9, 2016 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #3

    Galloway would because great addition. Winger left to get. Can’t see us getting a good St while we are in this division so we will have to hope perez..armstrong. .gayle..mitro..step up. Any carroll for around 15m could do it though.

  • hibbitt

    Aug 9, 2016 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #4

    the next 3/4 signings will decide the season we now need the players to bring the team together fill the cracks
    we need pace quality and passion players who want to wear the shirt not use us as a stepping stone
    easier said then done i know

  • Fostino

    Aug 9, 2016 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #5

    And we keep sissoko too.

  • Mag52

    Aug 9, 2016 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #6

    All those getting on the Andy Carroll for NUFC bandwagon are maybe forgetting something.
    Not so very long ago, when Ed was posting articles almost non stop about AP returning to SJP, the majority on here were rubbishing the idea on account of his injury record.
    What has changed ?

  • Fostino

    Aug 9, 2016 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #7


    A lot has changed in case you hadn’t realised. We are in the championship now. We won’t attract any big names here and the even the lure if the no.9 jersey is gone. Andy carroll is Pl standard. ..He was only a suggestion as he’s a local lad and has a lot of competition now at West Ham. Don’t presume that I am jumping on any bandwagon. I havebt commented on AC since he left to go to liverpool. However People are more than entitled to change their opinions too. This is football after all. For example At the start of summer I’d have gladly seen sissoko sold..Now i feel the club should be selfish here and keep him unless they get that 35m in and have replacements in

  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 9, 2016 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #8

    mag 52

    still hung up on Pards eh. AC not AP !!

  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 9, 2016 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #9

    our toon

    Spot on, Forsestieri and Knockaert would be great, if only Sissoko would hurry up and give us the funds to do it.

  • Ron Knee

    Aug 9, 2016 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #10

    So we have an upgrade on Dummett.

  • JamesToon

    Aug 9, 2016 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #11

    Galloway will be a massive upgrade on Dummett. Has pace and can actually attack.

  • Mister Tuff

    Aug 9, 2016 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #12

    Pre -season I would suggest did not result in anyone really knowing what standard we were at – impossible to assess because of the relatively “unknown” opposition teams ( what were their true standards).
    Whilst it allowed Benitez to try out stuff it was impossible to see where we were at -standards wise.
    We found out at Fulham – we do need some extra players -a bit of class if we can get it.
    We assume Benitez has access to Mr Tubbs cheque book so I think we are just going to have to see out this transfer window anticipating the missing pieces of the jigsaw will arrive.
    After that if there is no improvement – we can credibly raise concerns about the management.
    So lets just wait and see how it develops -about 3 weeks of the window left.

  • OneAlanShearer

    Aug 9, 2016 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #13

    Caroll wouldn’t have to play as many games with mitro rotated. I doubt it would happen.

  • Mister Tuff

    Aug 9, 2016 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #14

    Think it is the FF tomorrow evening – will be interesting what transpires -in comparison to what has gone on before (us and them attitude).

  • Novocastrian66

    Aug 9, 2016 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #15

    Has Diame been given a squad number yet?


    Aug 9, 2016 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #16

    We are getting a LB after all…thank the lord I was starting to doubt Rafa seeing it as an issue

  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 9, 2016 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #17

    It’s funny I could see Diame being our Nolan of that promotion year, feeding off Mitro knockdowns etc. Not pretty but effective.

    With what we have available I think this team is the most creative we can come up with right now if rafa sticks with 4-2-3-1.


    anita lascelles mbemba galloway

    Haydn Shelvey

    Perez / Aarons Diame Ritchie


  • Novocastrian66

    Aug 9, 2016 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #18

    Interesting that the Galloway deal is an initial loan with a view to a permanent deal. I’m surprised Everton are prepared to let him go.

  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 9, 2016 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #19


    it’s a straight loan, no option to buy

  • Average_Contents

    Aug 9, 2016 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #20

    Has it even happened yet?

  • BandB

    Aug 9, 2016 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #21


    I was just thinking of our 92-93 promotion year and comparing squads. Keegan was starting his first full season in charge and had made a few bits and bobs signings…Venison, Beresford, Kilcline, Bracewell, Rob Lee….
    Andy Cole was to come in March, to support David Kelly, who’d already scored a bagful.
    They ran away with the league, of course.

  • Spoof

    Aug 9, 2016 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #22

    I would be disappointed if it is a load deal only for Galloway, I can’t see how grooming another clubs player can benefit us when we have an adequate LB ourselves, I’d rather utilise Mbabu as a LB so we can groom our own.


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