Promising young keeper very much on Wenger’s Radar!
Newcastle’s long-suffering fans are set for yet another blow with Arsenal set to step up their interest in keeper highly-rated young keeper Tim Krul.
The 21-year-old Dutchman, who would cost around £3million, was the Man of the Match in the club’s first Championship game of the season away to West Brom.
Millions of TV viewers saw Krul perform heroics in the BBC’s live game to provide hope that there is still a nucleus of talent left at the club once the under-achieving big earners are shipped out.
But Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is a huge Krul admirer and has been trying for some time to take him to the Emirates to compete with Lukasz Fabianski, Vito Mannone and Wojciech Szczesny to be no.2 to Manuel Almunia. (Daily Mirror)
Oddly enough, I have witnessed every minute of Krul’s career at Newcastle on Television. I remember quite vividly the young Dutchman in action in a UEFA Cup tie against Palermo in late 2006 and also watched him in action during the second half of United’s trip to West Brom and he looked calm, assured and very able on both occasions and I am not surprised that some teams are sniffing around the 21 year old.
Manuel Almunia has made the number one spot his own these past couple of seasons and I am still not convinced about Fabianski so would welcome the signing of Krul who seems to have a bright future ahead of him.