Crystal Palace plotting bid for Newcastle's Tim Krul

Crystal Palace are plotting a bid for Newcastle United and Netherlands international Tim Krul, according to reports in the Daily Mirror.

Palace manager Alan Pardew is hoping to land himself a goalkeeper in this summer’s transfer window to compete with 36-year old Argentine Julian Speroni, and sees Krul as the ideal addition given his Premier League experience.

Pardew longing

Former Magpies boss Pardew is said to be ready to raid his old club and be reacquainted with the Dutch goalkeeper. Krul was a regular starter under Pardew during the latter's time in charge at St James’ Park.

Krul still has two years remaining on his £35,000-per-week contract but might seemingly welcome a reunion with his former boss due to how he has struggled at Newcastle of late.

Assurances needed

The 27-year old's future could depend on assurances from new Toon boss Steve McClaren, with the Holland international having been criticised for shifting too many goals in the league last season, regardless of the fact Newcastle had a notably fragile defence.

If McClaren does fail to convince Krul to stay, it would open the door for Pardew and Palace. One factor that has fanned the flames of speculation is that he has recently hired a new agent, so perhaps a move is on the cards.

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