Cumbrians capture Krul

Image: Krul: Long-term future unclear

Carlisle have clinched the loan signing of Newcastle United reserve team keeper Tim Krul on a one month deal.

However, Dutch youngster's long-term future remains in limbo

Carlisle have clinched the loan signing of Newcastle United reserve team keeper Tim Krul on a one-month deal. Krul has been brought in to replace the departing Ben Alnwick who has been recalled from his loan spell by parent club Tottenham. Krul will provide short-term cover for The Cumbrians, but the young Dutchman has revealed that his own long-term future remains much less clear. Krul was subject to a loan bid by Feyenoord last season, before Newcastle's Executive Director of Football Dennis Wise pulled the plug on the deal. "Newcastle didn't want to loan me out, I could only be sold for the right price," the 20-year-old told Dutch fansite OnsOranje. "Feyenoord met all these demands and it looked perfect. My head was already in Rotterdam. "However, on a certain point Wise closed the door. I was disappointed."

Crazy

Krul made his one and only appearance for Newcastle in a Uefa Cup tie against Palermo in 2006, but has since fallen well behind Shay Given and the long-serving Steve Harper in the pecking order. As a result, the young keeper had sought a move away from the club. However with Harper's deal set to end in the summer, Krul's Newcastle future remains unclear. "Sometimes I become crazy about it," admitted the Dutch U21 international. "My future at Newcastle is now depending on Steve Harper who has an expiring deal. If he stays, I will go. "A transfer in the winter break would be a real option, but until that time I will be loaned out to Carlisle United."

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