Long-serving Newcastle star Tim Krul celebrates 'amazing journey' on Twitter

Tim Krul

Newcastle United goalkeeper Tim Krul has been with the club for ten years.

Goalkeeper Tim Krul has taken to Twitter today in order to celebrate bringing up ten years as a Newcastle player, citing that he is now an 'adopted Geordie'.

The Dutch international, 27, first joined Newcastle back in 2005, arriving from ADO Den Haag as a 17-year-old with a big future ahead of him.

Yet, few Magpies fans could have predicted that Krul would go on to be such an integral part of the Newcastle team, with the Dutchman becoming the undisputed first choice goalkeeper on Tyneside.

With 176 appearances to his name for Newcastle, Krul is one of the longest-serving players in the ranks at St. James' Park, giving great service to the club over the years.

Today marks ten years since Krul arrived at Newcastle, and the shot stopper took to Twitter to celebrate earlier today, posting a message about his 'amazing journey' at the club.

Potential captain?

Current skipper Fabricio Coloccini could be under threat as captain after a poor season, with new manager Steve McClaren likely to look at potential alternatives.

Many fans want Jack Colback to be handed the role, but Krul could be a dark horse should McClaren choose to give the armband to somebody else.

The experienced goalkeeper is a commanding presence who brings continuity to the defence given his longevity at the club, and giving him the captaincy may not be such a bad move from the new Magpies manager this summer.


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