Dutch goalkeeper Tim Krul has signed with Norwich City on a two-year deal. The goalkeeper who made 8 appearances for his national team was a free agent ever since departing from Brighton & Hove Albion as last season drew to a close. The 30-year-old began his professional career at Newcastle United where he went on to represent the Magpies 160 times. He spent 12 seasons at St. James’ Park during which he had six loan spells away from the club.
Krul was a free agent ever since his contract with Brighton ran out but now looks set to be making an appearance in the EFL Championship come the commencement of the new season as the vastly experienced goalie will hope to fill the gap left behind by the departure of Angus Gunn.
“It’s a new start. It feels like a new kickstart in my career,” Krul said after making the move to Norwich City.
“I’ve done what I’ve done and I just can’t wait to show what I’m worth on the pitch again.”
The manager Daniel Farke said: “In general, it’s a pretty smart deal.
“After Angus left us, we were searching for another goalkeeper and when there’s a chance to sign a guy like Tim Krul you have to try to do this because he’s a very experienced player at this level.”
Krul will bring experience and a sense of confidence to the Norwich City goal and will take charge following the move of former Manchester City player Angus Gunn to Southampton. Gunn spent last season on loan with Norwich and impressed onlookers heavily with his performances for the Canaries.
Manager Daniel Farke was adamant that a goal-keeper of experience and quality should be brought in to replace Gunn and now he has succeeded in doing that by signing a player who made 184 appearances for Newcastle United in 11 seasons.
The Canaries must be proud of their signing as an experienced keeper is essential to any hopes Norwich have of making their way back into the Premier League.