Some breaking news this afternoon that Tim Krul has officially left Newcastle United after 12 years at the club, with Brighton confirmed to have converted the goalkeeper’s loan move from Newcastle into a permanent one-year deal.
This now means that Krul – who was the longest serving player ‘on our books’ – is now eligible to play in Sunday’s game at the Amex.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) September 20, 2017
It was made quite clear over the summer that Krul had no future at the club, with Benitez offering the Dutchman no chances to impress over pre-season. Elliot was reinstated as his ‘number one’, with Freddie Woodman and Karl Darlow also appearing ahead of Krul in the pecking order.
After spending last year on loan in the Dutch league, enjoying spells at Ajax and Alkmaar, he then secured a deadline-day move to Brighton, handing him the chance to play first-team football in England once again.
Krul made his Brighton debut in a 1-0 Carabo Cup defeat to Bournemouth last night and today it has been announced that his loan deal has been converted into a permanent deal, seeing the 29-year old’s 12 year spell at St. James’ come to an end for good.
Tim was an adopted Geordie and superb goalkeeper on his day, but injuries, a dip in form and changes in management have seen him struggle to regain the number one spot at Newcastle.
Spoke to Tim Krul earlier, who says he's enjoying life at Brighton but insists he'll always be a Geordie. Unlikely he'll play on Sunday.
— Keith Downie (@SkySports_Keith) September 20, 2017
A rather sad end to his career on Tyneside given how much he gave us over the years.
All the best Tim!