Newcastle goalkeeper emerges as Tottenham target

Newcastle United goalkeeper Tim Krul has emerged as a transfer target for Tottenham, according to the Metro.

Spurs boss Harry Redknapp has been impressed by Krul’s early season form, which has coincided with Newcastle’s burst up the Premier League table. Krul has become renowned for his shot-stopping abilities and some of his performances have earned Newcastle vital points this season. Redknapp is interested in making the 23 year old the club’s long term goalkeeper, replacing veterans Brad Friedel and Carlo Cudicini as well as Brazilian goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes. A source close to the North London side said: ‘Tim’s form has been outstanding this season and has caught the eye of Tottenham. They are looking for new blood in the goalkeeping department.’

Krul is contracted to the Magpies until 2014 and it is unlikely that manager Alan Pardew will relent easily on his no selling stance. However, if the move from Spurs offers big money, Pardew may be pressured by owner Mike Ashley to sell and find one or two new replacements with the sale.

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