Spurs linked with a summer move for goalkeeper Tim Krul.
Tottenham Hotspur have been told in no uncertain terms that they will have to pay through the nose if they want to make Newcastle United goalkeeper Tim Krul their replacement for Hugo Lloris, report the Mirror, with at least £20 million set to be required to tempt the Magpies into parting with the Dutch international.
Spurs are reportedly keeping their eye on Krul as a potential replacement for current number one Hugo Lloris, who has been linked to a number clubs in recent weeks as his top class performances for the North London club have continued despite a frustrating season under the stewardship of Mauricio Pochettino.
Krul was signed as a teenager by Newcastle from Dutch Eredivisie outfit ADO Den Haag, and he would rise through the ranks to replace Shay Given as first choice stopper at St. James’ Park after brief but successful loan spells with Falkirk and Carlisle United.
Having decided to sell fellow academy graduate and current England international Fraser Forster to Celtic to accommodate Krul as undisputed first choice stopper at the club, Newcastle are unlikely to want to sell the Dutchman unless a substantial bid is received – which any offer of £20m plus would surely be deemed to be.