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Leeds want Newcastle starlet Krul

Leeds have been linked with a move for Newcastle United's young Dutch keeper Tim Krul, according to reports.

The 19-year-old, who was in the Dutch squad for the recent European Under-21 Championships but didn't spend any time on the pitch, signed a four-year deal with Newcastle in June. He has played once for Newcastle, against Palermo in the UEFA Cup last year, but missed six months after injuring himself while warming up prior to a clash with Watford.

However, while Sam Allardyce apparently sees Krul as part of his long-term plans, he is thought to be keen for the keeper to go out on loan to get some experience. Speculation suggests Elland Road will be Krul's destination and that the loan deal will be for the whole season.

Hopefully a deal will be tied up soon and Krul does seem to be a decent keeper who will want to impress his employers by performing well while on loan. While it's sad that Leeds should have to scramble around for youngsters, Krul did perform admirably in his one appearance for Newcastle.

But it will be a huge step down to move from the adulation of European football to having to face the likes of Gillingham on a cold afternoon...

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Date:Tuesday July 31 2007

Time: 11:13AM

Your Comments

Apparently he has the potential to be a very good player, especially in this league. Hopefully we will be able to get him, surely he will want to come for this first team football he will get here.
tedpowelluk
Saw him in that UEFA game and he was immense. Certainly got a great future ahead of him and if we got him on loan everyone would win.
The Master
Yeah definitley, we would have a keeper and Newcastle will have Krul well trained and reaching his potential.
tedpowelluk
Newcastle won't let him go on a permanent.
tedpowelluk
Season Long Loan, read from a different paper(the sun)
tedpowelluk
That will be a good signing. Somebody who is young and wants to get on in the game both at club level and internationally.
dazza71
would be gd in this league,looks like we are after some younger players now
Super-Leeds
 

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