Everton eye Newcastle senior star, new addition primed to lure him - report
By Harvey Byrne
Everton are eyeing a move for Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul, according to a report.
North-east publication the Chronicle claim that new Goodison boss Ronald Koeman wants his fellow Dutchman to take over as the No.1 following the summer departure of Tim Howard.
The Dutch manager has recently brought countryman Patrick Lodewijks into the club as his goalkeeping coach.
The former Feyenoord coach worked with Krul when he was part of the Holland set-up and it is thought that the combination of the new Dutch presence at the Goodison Park outfit as well as the lure of Premier League football could tempt the 28-year-old from the Magpies.
Krul has only a year left on his St James’ Park contract and Newcaslte may not want to risk losing the international stopper for free next summer.
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The Dutch goalkeeper is still recovering from a knee injury sustained last October when he was injured on international duty which ruled him out for the rest of the season.
Krul joined the Tyneside club in 2005 from Dutch outfit ADO Den Haag and has represented the Magpies in 181 encounters and the shot-stopper has also represented his country eight times.
In other Everton news, the Toffees are keeping their eye on a midfield enforcer starring at Euro 2016.