As reported by the Chronicle, Tim Krul is yet to break into the Ajax first team, following his summer loan.
Krul, who was injured when he joined the Dutch giants, was brought in to replace the departing Jasper Cillessen, but has struggled to get a game for Ajax, following the impressive displays of young ‘keeper André Onana.
The Ajax manager, Peter Bosz was asked about Krul and said: “(The situation with Onana) was obviously intended to bridge the short period between the departure of Jasper Cillessen and Tim being fit,”
“But Tim was not fit and André has done well and is reliable. All of that comes into consideration for the choice for the rest of the season. On the one hand it’s a luxury for us but though naturally for Tim it’s a nasty situation.”
He did however, offer Krul a glimmer of hope, adding: “Tim is a great guy to work with, but he’s an optimist,”
“When he came to us, we had the idea that he would work with us in full within two weeks. I like his enthusiasm, but he wanted to participate with the first team before he had joined any group training.
“We have to be realistic and that would have been dangerous. What he wanted to do, we just couldn’t do.”
With all of this considered, could Krul be set for a return to Newcastle at the end of the season?