By Harvey Byrne

Holland international shot-stopper Tim Krul has revealed he’ll be returning to Newcastle in the summer.

The 28-year-old has spent the season out on loan with a spell in the first half at Ajax where he failed to make a single appearance before joining AZ Alkmaar until the end of the season in January.

He has gone on to play nine times for AZ where he has conceded an enormous 24 goals, which includes an 11-2 aggregate defeat against Lyon in the Europa League.

His last appearance for Newcastle came in an October 2015 6-1 defeat against Manchester City before he suffered a ligament injury, but Krul has told that he will be back with the north east giants in the summer.

“Newcastle is where I’m going to go in the summer,” told Krul in an interview with Omroepwest, where he also talked about his injury woes.

“If you only have a few months off then it all goes a bit faster, but when it is more than a year, you feel it in your body.”

Krul will enter the final year of his contract with Rafa Benitez’ side in the summer after originally joining from ADO Den Haag in 2005.

The eight-time international has featured in 185 matches for Newcastle in total, but with Karl Darlow, Rob Elliot and Matz Sels already at the club, he may find his future lies elsewhere.

The Tyneside club are currently sat at the top of the Championship table as they aim for an instant return to the Premier League.

In other Newcastle news, this Toon 25-year-old was demoted to the Under-23s on Monday evening.

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