Norwich City goalkeeper Tim Krul has signed a new contract extension, keeping him at the club until June 2024.
Krul was an experienced goalkeeper when he signed for Norwich ahead of the 2018-19 season, in which he went on to play all 46 games of the club’s Championship-winning campaign.
He also played all but two of last season’s Premier League matches, making a plethora of outstanding saves and winning the club’s Barry Butler memorial trophy.
Norwich City made history at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in March, qualifying for the quarter-finals of the FA Cup for the first time in 28 years thanks to Krul’s saves in the penalty shootout.
After winning the Canaries’ Player of the Month award for October, this season the Dutchman earned a long-awaited call-up back to the Netherlands squad for their UEFA Nations League group stage.
Krul has now made 97 appearances in all competitions for Norwich City.
After putting pen to paper, Krul said: “Proud is the big word. I’m excited to commit my future to Norwich and have had an amazing two and a half years already at this club, so I’m excited to add another three and a half years to that.
“The plan the club has got for the next few years is exciting and there’s some young, exciting talent coming through the ranks as well. From top to bottom, it’s a club I want to be at; one that’s run really well from Michael and Delia to the kitman. It’s an exciting time for the club, for sure.
“As a player, you want to be loved and I’ve got a great relationship with the fans. The club giving me this three-and-a-half-year contract shows the belief they’ve still got in me.”
Daniel Farke added: “It’s fantastic news for us to have a player of Tim’s quality and personality. He’s by far the best goalkeeper in this league and was impressive in the Premier League.
“He’s so important for the dressing room and development of our young players. I think he has a good chance to play as Netherlands number one in the next tournament.
“To have a player with his experience and quality is fantastic, because if you want to be a successful club, whatever league you play in, you always need a top-class goalkeeper.
“He’s still in a really good age for a goalkeeper and can play many more years. It’s good news he was willing to sign a long-term contract because there is lots of interest in a player of his quality and experience.
“Many compliments to Stuart and our board to make sure that he signed. It’s a sign of how much Tim loves to represent this club. He’s a great ambassador for us and it’s a good decision for the future."