Newcastle United will have a massive clear out this summer of players who are surplus to requirements and we don’t see too many players returning from loan deals in pre-season having much of a future at Newcastle.
One of the players returning is former number one goalkeeper Tim Krul and we suppose Rafa will run the rule over him, but there are indications the manager may want to being in a new goalkeeper this summer.
Newcastle have been linked with Joe Hart and others, but whether that’s what Rafa will do we don’t know.
Certainly Tim has massive experience in the Premier League and those are the players Rafa will need to bring in this summer.
Tim Krul – popular Newcastle goalkeeper
And it doesn’t look like Tim has a future at the Dutch club he’s been on loan at since January – AZ Alkmaar – who have just signed a goalkeeper for next season in 26 year-old Marco Bizot from KRC Genk.
Tim was given a one year extension to his Newcastle contract last summer by Rafa Benitez so he now has one year left and Rafa sent him out for the season on loan to get some playing time and get his form and fitness back.
But it surprisingly didn’t work out initially at Ajax where Tim couldn’t make the first team, but he moved to AZ Alkmaar in January and has played 17 times for the first team there.
We’ll see what transpires when pre-season starts on Monday, July 3rd at the Benton Training grounds but it could be the end for Tim Krul at Newcastle.
We hope that’s not the case and we’ve been wrong before of course.
Tim has played 185 times for Newcastle since signing on for us as a 17 year-old back in the summer of 2005 when Graeme Souness was the manager.