Newcastle Veteran Surprisingly Leaves The Club In Permanant Deal

Tim Krul has left Newcastle as Brighton have made the move a permanent one today.

That means that Tim could make his Premier League debut for Brighton on Sunday afternoon against Newcastle United.

Tim made his debut in last night’s 1-0 overtime loss to Bournemouth in the League Cup and received praise for his performance from Brighton and former Newcastle manager Chris Hughton.

Tim Krul has moved to Brighton permanently

This is what Newcastle have issued on their website today:

Tim Krul’s season-long loan at Brighton & Hove Albion has been made permanent.

The Dutch international goalkeeper has penned a one-year permanent deal at the Amex Stadium, bringing his 12-year association with the Magpies to an end.

Krul, who joined Newcastle from ADO Den Haag in 2005, made his debut for United in a UEFA Cup tie at Palermo in November 2006, and went on to make a total of 185 appearances in all competitions for the club.

During his time at St. James’ Park, the 29-year-old also spent time out on loan at Falkirk, Carlisle United, Ajax and AZ Alkmaar, and earned eight caps for Holland.

Krul – who made his debut for Chris Hughton’s Seagulls in their Carabao Cup defeat to Bournemouth on Tuesday, having initially joined on loan last month – could now feature for his new club when they take on United in Sunday’s Premier League clash.

Everyone at Newcastle United would like to thank Tim for his long service to the club, and wish him and his family well for the future.

A statement from Brighton read as follows:

“We have converted goalkeeper Tim Krul’s loan from Newcastle United to a permanent one-year deal.

“The Dutch international initially arrived on a season-long loan last month, but has now signed a one-year contract.”

This is what Chris Hughton said last night after Tim’s debut for Brighton & Hove Albion:

“I felt he was very good and very assured. Some of the saves that he made weren’t very difficult, but he needed to show good hands.

“Overall, it was a very assured performance.”

Tim was in the last year of his contract so Brighton will have paid a transfer fee for Tim, who would have been leaving Newcastle next June.

From a financial viewpoint, Tim was on big wages so that will help with the wage bill at Newcastle,  although we would have thought Brighton were already paying his wages.

With rushing this deal through you have to think that Tim may start in goal against Newcastle on Sunday afternoon at the Amex Stadium.

Tim was an excellent and loyal player at Newcastle and we wish the Dutch International all the best in his future career. and that would start with getting an extension on his one-year deal with the Seagulls – an excellent football club

And that would start with getting an extension on his one-year deal with the Seagulls – who are an excellent football club.

All the best Tim – thanks for your contributions to Newcastle UNited over the years!

Comments welcome.

150 comments so far

  • Chancel be a fine thing

    Sep 20, 2017 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #1

    On Arma, I don’t think the argument is as simple as finding his level. Put him in the Man city team instead of Aguero and I suspect he’d be banging them in. Stick him in a poor div2 team playing hoofball and one up front and he’s gonna be benched.

  • NUFCadon

    Sep 20, 2017 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #2

    Thank you Tim Krul for being a fantastic player for us and all the best for the future!

  • jazzyp

    Sep 20, 2017 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #3

    Very strange how the lad has been cast aside like he has. Especially for the service he has given to the club.
    Wish him all the best unless he plays this weekend of course.

  • Wayayman

    Sep 20, 2017 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #4

    How does that work? Signing a player outside of the transfer window?

  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 20, 2017 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #5

    There’s definitely some merit in that but I thought a top Championship team would have took him, it’s obviously looking like he’s not good enough. He might as well come back here in January and play in the U23’s under Rafas tutelage.

  • Chancel be a fine thing

    Sep 20, 2017 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #6

    I think it was a loan with an option to buy (or just have?).

  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 20, 2017 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #7

    It is strange, maybe he was on a lot more money than Rafa thought he was worth and just got rid.

  • Wayayman

    Sep 20, 2017 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #8

    Thanks Chancel. Still, it’s gone from a loan to a permanent signing outside of the window which means he’s now eligible to play against us. And have a worldie. ?

  • Billy Whitehursts V sign

    Sep 20, 2017 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #9

    Wayayman, I was wondering that too?

    Best of luck to the fella, was good for NUFC. Circumstances and probably injuries ended it but he must still have ability to sign for any PL club. Can’t think Hoots has signed him solely for old times sake? If fit, as good (or better) as anything we have currently on the books.

  • Tsunki

    Sep 20, 2017 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #10

    Thanks Tim. On his day a top keeper. Altogether a nice bloke too.

  • barkel

    Sep 20, 2017 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #11

    Taking a guess that in his loan contract there was a clause to make it permanent if he played a certain amount of games (1) therefore it was agreed inside the transfer window and he is already registered as a brighton player for this season

  • custurd

    Sep 20, 2017 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #12

    Hmmm. Just before we play Brighton. And outside of the transfer window? What are the odds of him having the game of his life?

  • optimistic prime

    Sep 20, 2017 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #13

    How can you change from loan to permanent? If the window is closed it’s closed, or is there a little gap?

    So can we sign a player we made a offer on because he and the club have changed their mind.

    The transfer window must only be about registration, if that’s the case you can sign players at anytime but only register them in January or the summer.

    Not fussed about Krul leaving, I’ll thank him for his service. Shame he didn’t fulfil his promise.

  • optimistic prime

    Sep 20, 2017 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #14

    Don’t worry about Krul, I hope he plays considering our new found strength at set pieces as it’s one of his weaknesses!

  • jazzyp

    Sep 20, 2017 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #15


    Maybe that’s the case but seems he’s been Harshly pushed out of the door for the years service to the club.
    I appreciate sentiments go out the door in the football world, But apart from one bad season I thought he was a quality servant of the club

  • AncientC

    Sep 20, 2017 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #16

    This Krul contract with Brighton is a little puzzling. Brighton already had him for the rest of the season anyway, and he was out of contract at Newcastle after this season, so why sign him for 1 year. Is all of this just a way to get around him not being able to play against Newcastle? Seems very elaborate just so that he can play 2 more games. I would have thought this means it is costing Brighton more too. He will possibly be due a signing on fee, and any wages we were supplementing, will now have to be fully paid by Brighton.

  • Chancel be a fine thing

    Sep 20, 2017 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #17

    I think it’s a question of his style of play and size. Most teams seem to play one up front, which is not the role for midget strikers. I think we missed a chance in not keeping him as Gayle’s number two last season. I think to be successful, he would need to sign for a Barcelona/Man city type team or adapt his role to the no.10 role. Football fashions change, maybe his time will come again before he’s too old.
    Carlos Tevez in his prime could only make the bench at a poor west ham. Arma may never make it, but to judge him a failure from the Bolton bench is a bit harsh. Not saying you do like.
    Seems to me top championship teams are looking for proven championship scorers or good all round (non-midget) strikers on loan from big clubs. I think at least loan him to a side that has a lot of possession. I doubt Bolton are that side. Is championship bench experience better than first team div1 experience.

  • toon kk

    Sep 20, 2017 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #18

    Good luck to Krul. Not sure why Rafa decided to move him on he was our best/ second best keeper along with Elliott.
    Perhaps he’s never hit the right form as prior to his injury.

  • hibbit

    Sep 20, 2017 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #19

    mr tuff
    sorry to disappoint but the club pick the loan club for the young players and in Arma’s case the last 2 have been poor
    i think the club have made another big mistakes sending Sean Longstaff to a club like Blackpool

  • optimistic prime

    Sep 20, 2017 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #20

    Krul was outstanding at shot stopping but average at best in all other areas.

    Fans only remember the one on one’s or the worldie stops, they forget he’s like a mouse commanding the box does talk to his defence, his keeping from corners and free kicks is the weakest part of his game by far

    Rafa wants a keeper with good kicking good distribution and someone who’ll marshall the defence, Krul isn’t very good at any of those.

  • optimistic prime

    Sep 20, 2017 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #21

    Doesn’t talk to

  • Chancel be a fine thing

    Sep 20, 2017 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #22

    Just guessing, but it’s just one year deal, and maybe it’s for less than his Newcastle wages. Maybe Brighton have seen enough to know he’s a good keeper and don’t want to pay more to get him at the end of season if other clubs come sniffing.

  • catchy in norway

    Sep 20, 2017 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #23

    on adam armstrong, i think he is every bit as good as perez

  • pablos left foot

    Sep 20, 2017 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #24

    Krul…..honestly, I hadn’t heard anything earlier today, although I’d love to say I had a scoop. I Didn’t. :-/

  • AncientC

    Sep 20, 2017 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #25

    Chancel, not sure. He could still leave Brighton after this season anyway, and it is doubtful Krul would accept less wages, although it is possible.

  • Mister Tuff

    Sep 20, 2017 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #26

    Hibbitt – not so sure about that – I recall doing a post about Barnsley and there was an interview with Armstrong stating it was his choice – or that was the gist.
    Sure there was a recent article in the Chronic where he is quoted as him choosing Bolton himself.

  • GeordieTwo

    Sep 20, 2017 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #27

    That’s a huge relief for Mike then. Another 2 or 3M pounds back our way? Mike was so desperate for cash. As we all know he has none. So now out to buy groceries for the week Mike?

  • Chancel be a fine thing

    Sep 20, 2017 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #28

    Unless Krul’s 1 year contract extension was given as a thankyou for good service or Rafa genuinely wanted to see if he would be his keeper; it’s proved a waste. I suspect it was Penfold’s fear of being put across Mikey’s knee for letting a Dutch international keeper go for free.

  • GeordieTwo

    Sep 20, 2017 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #29

    If Armstrong was a fully developed player he would be with us. He has had a few good patches but to me he hasn’t progressed much in the last two seasons. He may never make it with us. Rafa is moving on to better players. Sorry to say this but it happens often enough with every club.

  • GeordieTwo

    Sep 20, 2017 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #30

    It won’t be easy to take if Krul plays against us and gets a clean sheet will it? I still think Elliot is the better keeper of the two at this point in time.

  • AncientC

    Sep 20, 2017 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #31

    You just know that we will get a penalty against Brighton in one of the fixtures against them now.

  • Chancel be a fine thing

    Sep 20, 2017 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #32

    Ancient, I was assuming it was one year from now, and so he would be under contract during the transfer window. If not, and he is still free at the end of the season, it means clubs wanting to speak to him will have to go through Brighton not Newcastle in order to speak to his agent; and so Brighton would hold all the cards in knowing what kind of long term deal they could get him on. ie no other interest he might take a lower wage; Real Madrid come sniffing, tie him up to a long term deal before he finds out.

  • Bambams

    Sep 20, 2017 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #33

    I imagine we were paying some of his wages, this way Mike saves a few thousand.

    I would hope a gentleman’s agreement has him unable to play against us…..we have been here before !

  • GeordieTwo

    Sep 20, 2017 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #34

    I’m not sure we have anybody to be the gentleman for a gentlemen’s agreement Bambams. It certainly wouldn’t be Charnley or Fatty.

  • ShirebrookToon

    Sep 20, 2017 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #35

    What a coincidence this is hey! What’s the crack with making the deal permanent from a loan deal outside of the transfer window????

    All the best though Tim. Thank you for your service.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 20, 2017 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #36

    That was a tactical master stroke by Van Gaal bringing Krul on, his penalty statss over the years weren’t anymore impressive than any other keepers but the Costa Ricans weren’t to know that. It seriously messed with their heads seeing him come on.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 20, 2017 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #37

    Do you think there’s about five layers of wallpaper in his living room?

  • Thump

    Sep 20, 2017 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #38

    As far as I’m aware the rules for signing a loaned player outside the window largely comes down to him still being considered a loanee and the permanent switch is made in the following transfer window, meaning he still wouldn’t be eligible to play against us until the return fixture.

    Does anybody know any better?

  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 20, 2017 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #39

    I certainly don’t, it’s a bit of a curveball

  • JP...from The Rock

    Sep 20, 2017 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #40

    Yeh thump I think you’re spot on.


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