Report: Crystal Palace keen on Newcastle United’s Tim Krul despite his wage demands

Tim Krul

Newcastle United goalkeeper Tim Krul is reportedly being targeted by Premier League rivals Crystal Palace.

Crystal Palace are interested in signing Tim Krul from Newcastle United this summer, according to The Sun.

The goalkeeper has been at Newcastle his entire career and has a contract until June 2017, according to

It has been reported by The Sun that Palace manager Alan Pardew is ready to pay the £8 million transfer fee that his former club Newcastle would demand for the Netherlands international.

There is a problem, though, and it is in meeting Krul’s wage demands of £50,000 a week, according to the British tabloid.

“However, Pardew will push the boat out for Krul and that would clear the way for Wayne Hennessey to join West Brom,” states the report.

Should Crystal Palace meet Tim Krul’s wage demands?

Krul is an underrated goalkeeper and is one of the best in the Premier League.

The Dutchman was one of the best players for Newcastle in the recently concluded 2014-15 campaign, keeping eight clean sheets in 30 league appearances.

The 27-year-old made 1.90 saves per game and 1.21 saves per goal on average for the Magpies.

If Newcastle are willing to sell Krul and the player himself is open to a move to Selhurst Park, then Palace should sign him and meet his wage demands.

Krul would be an upgrade on Julian Speroni and Wayne Hennessey. If Palace want to sign good players this summer, then they have to pay good wages.

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