Dutch stopper wanted by Milan giants.
Newcastle United goalkeeper, Tim Krul, has emerged as a summer target for Italian giants AC Milan, according to talkSPORT.
The 25-year-old has been one of Newcastle’s only consistent players in a troubled campaign and the Serie A side have repeatedly sent scouts to see him in action. However, he’ll miss the rest of the season after dislocating his shoulder in the Tyne-Wear derby last weekend.
Milan are said to want a younger ‘keeper to cultivate over the long term as their two current custodians, Christian Abbiati, 35, and Marco Amelia, 31, have both been showing signs of age and inconsistency.
Krul broke into the first team during the club’s exile into the Championship in 2009 where he eventually displaced long term back up Steve Harper. He has since established himself as the undisputed number one at the club and has gone on to earn five caps for the Dutch national side and is in direct competition with Swansea’s Michel Vorm to make the plane for the World Cup next year.
The Italian’s believe that they will stand a better chance at signing him should the Toon Army suffer an unexpected relegation this season. But with the club nearing safety they may be forced to shell out a little more than they’d have liked as the 6’4 Dutchman in under contract until 2017.