West Ham Consider Krul as Goalkeeper Target

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West Ham United have set their sights on a surprise target in their quest to bolster their goalkeeping options, with veteran shot-stopper Tim Krul emerging as a candidate, according to journalist Alan Nixon of The Sun.

West Ham manager Julen Lopetegui is looking to address a potential gap in his goalkeeping department after their pursuit of Wes Foderingham hit a snag.

With his contract at Luton Town expiring this summer, Krul presents himself as a potential free transfer solution for the Hammers.

Despite being 36 years old, Krul possesses a wealth of experience, having played for Newcastle United, Norwich City, and accumulating 15 caps for the Netherlands national team. He could offer valuable support as a backup to current first-choice goalkeeper Alphonse Areola.

Lukasz Fabianski’s contract is nearing its expiration, and Krul could be a long-term solution for West Ham as a back up in goal. Also acquiring him on a free transfer would be a cost-effective move for the club.

Lopetegui has previously explored deals for goalkeepers Wes Foderingham and Asmir Begovic, but neither deal came to fruition. There does seem to be something of a trend with the constant links to older goalkeepers rather than looking for younger options.

While Krul will certainly not be a starter, his experience and availability on a free transfer make him a credible option for West Ham’s goalkeeping needs.
However, it remains to be seen if Krul prioritises a move that offers him a starting role elsewhere.

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  • ResultsMatter says:

    Are we serious about thinking that Krul is a better goalkeeper than Fabianski? Every day I understand less about how these decisions are made.

    • Steve C says:

      I agree why not extend Fabis contract for another season – he done the business for us again last season when needed ⚒️

  • Dave says:

    Don’t understand why you would go cheap on the most important position on the pitch.
    Surely you look for someone better than you have?
    Always look to get better…

  • Tom4s Repk4 says:

    “and Krul could be a long-term solution for West Ham as a back up in goal”…. he’s 36.

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