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!