Newcastle United’s Tim Krul signed for Ajax on a loan deal at the start of the season, but hasn’t made a single appearance for the Eredivisie club yet.
The Dutchman has been playing for Ajax’s reserves team since recovering from his knee injury, as André Onana has cemented his place in the starting XI. Last night, reports suggested Krul could sign for Watford on a loan deal from Newcastle United for the rest of the season.
On Tuesday, Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf reiterate those rumours, as they believe Watford could sign the Ajax goalkeeper ahead of the transfer deadline tonight. Ajax are also keen on offloading Krul, as he is on high wages, and hasn’t been playing. De Telegraaf say Watford’s offer for Tim Krul is ‘godsend’, both for the player and Ajax.
Krul could join fellow countrymen Daryl Janmaat, who he’ll know from Newcastle, and Nordin Amrabat to Watford, and it remains to be seen if a deal can be agreed today.
Matz Sels started the season as Newcastle’s first choice goalkeeper, but Karl Darlow quickly cemented his place as the goalkeeper for Championship games. The Magpies also have Rob Elliot in their squad, so it’s unlikely Rafael Benitez would have wanted Krul back in the middle of the season.