By Will Butcher
Newcastle are set to offer a new contract to Holland international Tim Krul, before allowing him to move to Ajax on-loan according to a report.
A departure for the 28-year-old looks to be on the cards after manager Rafa Benitez confirmed to the Evening Chronicle that he is willing to listen to offers for the goalkeeper.
The Daily Mail have now reported that the stopper is set to put pen to paper on a new deal with the Toon, before replacing Barcelona bound Jasper Cillessen between the sticks at Ajax.
The report claims that Krul, who has just 12 months remaining on his St. James’ Park deal, will sign a one-year extension.
The 28-year-old is currently in training as he continues to recover from tearing his anterior cruciate ligament, which has kept him on the sidelines since October 2015.
Newcastle have an abundance of goalkeepers on the books at the moment, after signing Belgian stopper Matz Sels. Along with Krul and Sels, the Magpies have Rob Elliot, Freddie Woodman and Karl Darlow vying for the number one spot.
Krul could become the second Newcastle star set for a move to one of Holland’s big guns, as PSV Eindhoven have admitted they are in talks to sign playmaker Siem de Jong on a season-long loan.
Krul is currently Newcastle’s longest-serving first-team player after making his debut in 2006 for the Magpies in a UEFA Cup tie against Palermo.
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