Arsenal linked with yet another goalkeeper.
If the Gunners miss out on QPR goalkeeper Julio Cesar, they could bid £6m for Newcastle’s Dutch stopper Tim Krul, reports The Metro.
Arsene Wenger continues to search for a solution to a goalkeeping problem that has plagued the club for far too long.
Cesar had been Arsene Wenger’s first choice, but the Brazilian no. 1 is seemingly set for a loan move to Napoli, with a view to a permanent deal, according to Sky Sports Italia.
Tim Krul, the 25-year-old Newcastle stopper, has impressed many in England with 18 months of consistent performances. At 6 ft 4″, The five cap Dutch international is a commanding presence in goal, and would provide stiff competition for Wojciech Szczesny for the starting spot in the Arsenal goal.
Gunners fans have been crying out for a more experienced international goalkeeper though, and a move for Krul could possibly frustrate them more, especially when Wenger reportedly has an extremely large transfer budget at his disposal.
Arsenal have have been slow to move in the transfer window so far this season, and have not completed transfers for Julio Cesar or Gonzalo Higuain, despite reports that both deals were extremely close.
Wenger would like to add a new goalkeeper, a defensive midfielder and a world class striker to his squad before the start of next season. Fans will expect Arsenal to put in a strong league challenge at least, having now gone trophy-less for eight years under the Frenchman.