Rossoneri eye shock swoop for Magpies No 1.
Newcastle United are bracing themselves for a summer raid for their highly-regarded shot-stopper Tim Krul from Serie A giants AC Milan, according to reports in the Daily Mirror.
The Netherlands international is currently sidelined with a season-ending shoulder problem that he suffered in the Tyne-Wear derby at St James’ Park on Sunday.
However, the injury is not expected to prevent the 25-year-old from taking part in pre-season training on time or being fit for the start of the next campaign either.
Krul, who has been capped five times by the Netherlands, has enjoyed a second successive eye-catching season between the sicks for Alan Pardew’s team, with his performances elevating the goalkeeper up into the top ranks of stoppers in the Premier League.
And that has in turn resulted in his name being linked of late with a whole host of big-name clubs, both in the English top flight, as well as on the Continent.
However, the North-East outfit must weigh up whether it is really in their best interests to let Krul go at the end of the season for a fee in the region of between £8 million and £12m, or stick with the Dutchman in the belief that he is just too important a player to let go.