Report: Ajax eye move for Newcastle United goalkeeper Tim Krul

Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez

The Dutch giants are eyeing the Magpies keeper as a replacement for Jasper Cillessen.

Newcastle United's Tim KrulNewcastle United's Tim Krul

According to the Daily Mail, Ajax are eyeing a move for Newcastle United goalkeeper Tim Krul.

The Dutch champions are set to lose their current number one Jasper Cillessen, who is closing on a move to Barcelona.

He is heading to the Nou Camp as a replacement for Claudio Bravo who looks likely to join Manchester City, a move that could see Joe Hart depart the Etihad.

Newcastle's Tim KrulNewcastle's Tim Krul

Ajax will naturally be on the hunt for a replacement for the Dutch international and it appears they are targeting one of his compatriots to fill the void.

According to the Daily Mail, they are interested in a move for Newcastle United goalkeeper Tim Krul.

He has just a year left on his current deal at St. James' Park and manager Rafa Benitez has indicated he is willing to allow him to move on.

Newcastle United's Tim KrulNewcastle United's Tim Krul

However, according to the report, a major stumbling block to any potential move is his current wage packet in the North East.

They claim he is on £60,000-per-week, a wage that Ajax cannot afford to match. Instead they may look to secure a loan deal with Newcastle subsidising some of that wage packet.

Newcastle's Tim Krul looks dejected at the end of the matchNewcastle's Tim Krul looks dejected at the end of the match

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