Tottenham Transfer News: Is Tim Krul Making a Move to White Hart Lane?

Dan TalintyreSenior Analyst IIJune 12, 2012

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - MARCH 04:  Newcastle keeper Tim Krul celebrates the Newcastle goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Sunderland at Sports Direct Arena on March 4, 2012 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.  (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
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Tim Krul is the latest man to be linked with a move to White Hart Lane, with the current Newcastle goalkeeper believed to have come under the watchful eye of those at Tottenham Hotspur.

Krul's success at Newcastle this season was a large factor behind their resurgence in the English Premier League and Spurs are reportedly set to offer £10 million for the goalkeeper.

According to Caught Offside, Krul has caught the attention of Tottenham throughout the season, and they plan to make their bid at the end of Euro 2012, where Krul is currently playing for national team Holland.

With Spurs' current goalkeeper Brad Fieldel aged 41 and backup Carlo Cudicini 38, Spurs are in desperate need of a new shot-stopper—and preferably someone not in the twilight years of their career.

According to The Score, The Dutch international recorded the second-highest amount of clean sheets in the most recent Premier League season with 15—second only to Manchester City and England goalkeeper Joe Hart, who finished with 17. 

Perhaps most incredible is the fact that Krul also ranked top five in shots faced this season and led all goalkeepers in facing the most penalty kicks. In spite of all this, the Newcastle goalkeeper allowed just 51 goals.

Krul would no doubt be an excellent addition to Tottenham Hotspur—particularly as they try to win back that Champions League qualification berth that somehow eluded them this season. His natural reflexes and ability to read the game in front of him would no doubt hold he and Spurs in great stead for the upcoming season, should a deal go through between the two teams.


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