Newcastle clinch third deal of day after agreeing terms of £60,000-a-week transfer - reports
By Harry Sykes
Newcastle have reached an agreement to loan Tim Krul to Ajax for the season, according to a report.
The goalkeeper is set to become the third player to leave the Magpies on Wednesday after midfielder Henri Saivet joined Saint-Etienne and right-back Daryl Janmaat passed a Watford medical.
The Mail claim Krul, 28, will sign a one-year contract extension with Newcastle before joining the Amsterdam club and replacing Jasper Cillessen, who is bound for Barcelona following Ajax’s Champions League qualifier with Rostov.
It is said that the keeper is on around £60,000 per week and Newcastle will have to subsidise part of his salary while his is with Ajax.
A departure for Krul has been on the cards after manager Rafa Benitez confirmed to the Evening Chronicle that he is willing to listen to offers for the goalkeeper.
“He has one year left on his contract and we have five keepers are the moment, he’s coming back from injury, training hard and improving,” Benitez said last week. “We have Sels now, we have Darlow and we have Woodman so we can’t keep five keepers for the whole season.
Meanwhile, Sky Sports’ transfer centre blog (1.36pm) on Wednesday revealed that Janmaat has completed a medical at Vicarage and that n announcement should be made imminently.
It was reported that Watford had agreed a £7.5million fee for Janmaat with Newcastle, meaning that the Toon are in line to make a £2.5million profit despite suffering relegation.
In other Newcastle transfer news, it was announced on Wednesday that Toon midfielder Saivet has joined Saint-Etienne on loan for the rest of the season.