Report: Newcastle expected to receive £1m following Krul's season-ending injury

Tim Krul

Newcastle are in line for compensation following Tim Krul's injury.

According to The Chronicle, Newcastle United may be set to receive a £1m cash payout after Tim Krul's season-ending injury.

Krul, 27, started for the Netherlands in their 2-1 over Kazakhstan on Saturday, but was substituted with after falling awkwardly on his knee.

Now, we know that Krul's season is over having suffered knee ligament damage, and there is something of a goalkeeping crisis developing on Tyneside.

Second choice stopper Karl Darlow is out with a foot injury, meaning Rob Elliot will have to deputise, whilst teenager Freddie Woodman has been recalled from his loan spell at Crawley Town, with manager Steve McClaren needing bodies between the sticks.

In what is a difficult time for Newcastle following Krul's injury, there may be a crumb of good news to come, with The Chronicle reporting that the Magpies may receive a £1m compensation fee as a result of his injury.

It's stated that, as part of FIFA's Club Protection Programme, Newcastle are able to make a claim for compensation after Krul's season came to an abrupt end whilst on international duty.

The bad news is that the seven-figure fee won't come in one lump sum, so it's unlikely to help McClaren in the transfer window, but it will give Newcastle some relief after the shock of Krul's season-ending injury.

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