It has been a huge secret of all Newcastle United fans over the past few years that Tim Krul is not as good as people seem to think he is.
He is very overrated and I believe this is down to the one good performance that he puts in each season.
However, the rest of the time he is downright average. If not worse.
Krul has been at St James' for nine years now and has worked up from being in the reserves to being the first-team goalkeeper.
He was at Newcastle at the same time as Fraser Forster but Newcastle decided to get rid of Forster and keep Krul. I think they made the wrong decision.
Time for Krul to leave
Krul has been a loyal servant to the Magpies over the years, but I think the time has come for him to move his career on from Newcastle and head abroad.
Krul has a history of pulling out big performances in the big games, but this is all he is ever recognised for. Even though he only ever does this once or twice a season, the rest of the season is just filled with mistakes and poor performances.
This means that Krul is one of the most overrated goalkeepers in the world at the moment. This is a secret that Newcastle fans are hoping that nobody ever finds out, because they could still get some big money for the Dutchman, while he is still a highly regarded Premier League goalkeeper.
If Krul was to stay at Newcastle then I would be fearful for both the player and Newcastle. Krul could ruin his own rather lucky reputation if he is to stay in the Premier League for any longer, plus he could lose games for Newcastle with his continuous errors.
Eredivisie move would suit Krul
I think he should head abroad and to a less demanding league such as the Dutch Eredivisie, this is his home country and it doesn't get as much attention as the Premier League, meaning that should he mess up, it won't be shown all over the world on TV every day for a week following the incident.
The demands of this league are significantly less than those of the Premier League, So I think he would be giving himself the best chance to win some silverware and get back in to the Dutch national squad.
This would be the best career move for Tim in my eyes, and would give Newcastle a little bit of solidarity in the goalkeeping department, should they find a suitable replacement.
They have Rob Elliott, Freddy Woodman and the incoming Karl Darlow in their ranks, but I fear none of them are good enough to play first=team football just yet, so they need a replacement.
They could even look at getting Forster back, although he might just cost a little bit more considering his impressive season at Southampton last term.
All that needs to be said to sum this up is Tim Krul needs to leave Newcastle for the benefit of his career, and for the benefit of Newcastle's season.