Newcastle star distances himself from January rumours

Newcastle goalkeeper Tim KrulNewcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul has distanced himself from rumours that he could leave the club in January.

The Dutch stopper has emerged as a top target for big spending French outfit Monaco of late, with the Mediterranean side desperate to land a top quality number one.

Krul has developed into one of the best stoppers in the Premier League over the course of the past few seasons, helping the Magpies to re-establish themselves in the top tier after returning from a brief hiatus in the Championship.

However, the club’s recent struggles have led to rumours that he may be keen to move on while his stock is high.

But, Krul says that talk of a St James’ Park exit are nonsense:

“I have got a four years contract at Newcastle, I’m really happy,” he is quoted by The Metro.

“I love playing for this club, so I just focus on myself and getting a good season this season and then hopefully going to the World Cup.

“It is my second home, I have been here eight years now, it’s a second home and second family. Playing in front of 52,000 Geordies is a fantastic feeling and I don’t think many clubs can beat that.”

Monaco were believed to be plotting a £9m move for Krul, but they may now opt to pursue other targets.

Newcastle fans, does this come as a relief?

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