3 years ago
Norwich City are delighted to announce the signing of goalkeeper Tim Krul on a two-year deal.
Krul, 30, spent last year at Brighton and Hove Albion and joins City on a free transfer after his contract at the Amex Stadium expired.
Before he joined Brighton in 2017, Krul spent the vast majority of his playing days at Newcastle United.
During his eleven years at St. James' Park, he played 186 times for the Toon Army - 157 of those appearances came in the Premier League.
The 6ft 4in goalkeeper has also had loan spells at Ajax and AZ Alkmaar in the past couple of years.
Furthermore, Krul has earned eight caps for the Netherlands and helped them achieve a third place finish at the 2014 World Cup saving two penalties in their shootout victory over Costa Rica in the quarter-final.
Speaking to canaries.co.uk, Krul said: "I’m really happy and really pleased it’s all done. It’s really nice to sign on the dotted line and I can’t wait to get started.
"[I first heard about the interest] last week. I spoke with the manager and people at the club and it moved very quick.
"That’s one of the reasons it happened fast and I like it when somebody is interested properly and they don’t mess about.
"The manager rang and explained everything – what his plans were, what he expected of me – and I really liked what I was hearing.
"The manager said he knew what my qualities were and that he was keen to get me back to the level I was at before my injury.
"It’s a new start. It feels like a new kickstart in my career. I’ve done what I’ve done and I just can’t wait to show what I’m worth on the pitch again."
Head Coach Daniel Farke said: "In general, it’s a pretty smart deal. After Angus [Gunn] left us, we were searching for another goalkeeper and when there’s a chance to sign a guy like Tim Krul you have to try to do this because he’s a very experienced player at this level.
"He’s played over 150 games in the Premier League. He’s 30-years-old has been involved in World Cups and played eight games for the Dutch national team.
"In addition to that, he’s a homegrown player and on a free transfer so there were many, many reasons why we wanted to sign him."