By Harvey Byrne
It has been confirmed that goalkeeper veteran Tim Krul has agreed a permanent exit away from Newcastle to Premier League rivals Brighton – and Magpies fans on Twitter are disappointed.
The 29-year-old stopper agreed a move to the Seagulls on transfer deadline day until the end of the season, but after making his debut in Tuesday evening’s League Cup defeat against Bournemouth the Magpies announced via Twitter and their official website on Wednesday afternoon that his move has been turned into a permanent one.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) September 20, 2017
Krul’s permanent move sees him bring an end to a 12-year career in the north east after making the switch from Dutch club ADO Den Haag in the summer of 2005.
In total he had played in 185 matches for the north east giants, conceding 279 goals, while keeping 53 clean sheets.
The Holland international was also considered a fan favourite among the Newcastle fan base and despite his last appearance for the club coming as far back as March 2015 many on social media have now stated their disappointment that he has left.
Here are a selection of their messages on Twitter:
— Andrew (@Andy__98__) September 20, 2017
Is there any need to do this right now? Such a weird club. Just be normal.
— Dell ❄️ 9-3 (@agbnufc) September 20, 2017
Thanks Tim. One of the best keepers we've had in the premier league, shame it ends how it did
— Conor Bennett (@CBennett_12) September 20, 2017
well there goes one of our best
— Beardlyson (@BeardIyson) September 20, 2017
— 𝙈𝙖𝙭𝙞 (left) (@Dubravkx) September 20, 2017
Mental mate.. anything for Ashley to make a quick quid
— Rob Thompson (@RobThompsonNUFC) September 20, 2017
Ironically, Newcastle’s next match will see them take on Brighton at the Amex stadium on Sunday afternoon, meaning Krul could now face his old club in the coming days.
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