Bristol City and Reading eye free agent Krul

Brighton's Dutch goalkeeper Tim Krul gestures during the English FA Cup third round football match between Brighton and Hove Albion and Crystal Palace at the American Express Community...

HITC Sport understands Bristol City and Reading are chasing free agent goalkeeper Krul.

Tim Krul of AZ Alkmaar looks on as the penalty shoot out is happening during the Dutch KNVB Cup Semi-final match between AZ Alkmaar and SC Cambuur held at AFAS Stadion on March 2, 2017 in...

Former Newcastle and Brighton & Hove Albion goalkeeper Tim Krul is a target for Championship duo Bristol City and Reading, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Krul is a free agent after leaving Brighton earlier this summer following the expiration of his one-year contract at the Premier League club.

The 30-year-old failed to make a single Premier League appearance for Brighton last season with the Dutchman restricted to just five appearances in cup competitions.

Krul has decided to move on in search of regular first-team football at this stage of his career and a number of clubs have shown an interest in securing his services.

Bristol City have expressed an interest in Krul after turning their attentions to the former Newcastle man after appearing to miss out on a move for Fulham goalkeeper David Button who is expected to join Brighton before the close of the transfer window.

Brighton's Dutch goalkeeper Tim Krul reacts during the English FA Cup third round football match between Brighton and Hove Albion and Crystal Palace at the American Express Community...

Reading boss Paul Clement is also looking to bolster his goalkeeping options at the Madejski Stadium and he wants to bring in Krul to battle Vitto Mannone for the No.1 shirt next season.

Krul boasts a wealth of experience in English football after spening 12 years at Newcastle and making 185 appearances for the Magpies following his arrival from ADO Den Haag in 2005.

A number of foreign clubs are weighing up moves for Krul, but Bristol City and Reading are ready to offer him the chance to extend his stay in England.

Brighton's Dutch goalkeeper Tim Krul gestures during the English FA Cup quarter-final football match between Manchester United and Brighton and Hove Albion at Old Trafford in Manchester,...

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