Luton Town Sign Netherlands Goalkeeper Tim Krul From Norwich City

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Luton Town have officially confirmed the signing of Netherlands goalkeeper Tim Krul from Norwich City.

The 35-year-old completed the first part of his medicals on Tuesday, August 15, bidding farewell to his City teammates and staff at Colney.

Tim Krul

In the past few hours, Italian journalist and transfer expert Fabrizio Romano reported that he has finalized the necessary procedures to complete the move.

Agreement has been reached between both clubs along with personal terms but details concerning the transfer are yet to be revealed.

The former Newcastle United and Brighton goalkeeper is making a comeback to the Premier League after ending his five glowing season tenure at Carrow Road.

During this time, he played a crucial role in the Canaries’ successful campaigns, which resulted in their promotion to the top flight by winning the Championship in both the 2018-19 and 2020-21 seasons under the leadership of Daniel Farke.

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It is worth mentioning that Tim Krul achieved an impressive record of 45 clean sheets in his 169 games for Norwich.

Stuart Webber, the club’s sporting director showered praises on Tim as he wrote on the club’s official website: “Tim has been an exceptional servant for Norwich City.”

“During his time with the club, he has proven himself to be an exceptional goalkeeper and a strong leader.”

In addition to Krul’s highly successful five-year tenure at Norwich following his arrival on a free transfer, the Dutch international was awarded the prestigious Barry Butler Memorial Trophy in the 2019/20 season.

Tim Krul
Tim Krul

Krul, who was capped 15 times by his country, came to the limelight as a member of Louis Van Gaal’s Netherlands squad.

This squad achieved a remarkable third-place finish in the 2014 World Cup held in Brazil.

Despite initially selecting Jasper Cillessen as his first-choice goalkeeper, the former Manchester United boss made a crucial decision to introduce Krul as a substitute during extra time in their quarter-final match against Costa Rica.

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Krul’s exceptional performance included saving two penalties, ultimately leading his team to progress to the semi-finals.

The 35 years old stopper has become the 10th new signing made by the Premier League newcomers this summer.

Krul has joined James Shea, Thomas Kaminski, and Matt Macey in the Hatters’ goalkeeping department as the club begins its first-ever Premier League campaign.

He will be competing alongside Thomas Kaminski, a Belgian player who joined Kenilworth Road this summer from Blackburn Rovers.

In an interview with the club’s website, Krul expressed his delight to join Luton Town.

He also revealed his enthusiasm for collaborating with Kaminski, a fellow Flemish-speaking goalkeeper, as they both aim to compete for the club’s No. 1 position.

Tim said: “The story of Luton Town speaks for itself, the last nine years have been an amazing journey and I’m excited to join that journey.”

“It’s been a whirlwind for the club; I spoke to Carlton Morris and he spoke very highly about what’s happening at this club.”

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”I know Thomas Kaminski as well, it’s good to speak a bit of Dutch Flemish to him.”
“It’s so important to have competition for places, if you look at the Premier League teams, they have lots of competition for sports and it should be no different here.”

Who is Tim Krul?

Timothy Michael Krul (born 3 April 1988) is a Dutch professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Premier League club Luton Town and the Netherlands national team.

Krul’s stats

Krul has made 222 Premier League appearances during his career so far for both Newcastle and Norwich City.

The 35-year-old also spent time with Brighton but did not make an appearance for them in the top flight.

At the International level, the former Dutch international has also won 15 caps for his country and played at three major tournaments.

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