Newcastle United announced on their official website on Wednesday that goalkeeper Tim Krul’s loan move to Premier League rivals Brighton and Hove Albion had turned into a permanent deal, but Magpies fans were not too pleased with the news.
The Dutchman made the season-long loan move to the Seagulls last month, and despite only making his debut for the south coast outfit in their 1-0 defeat to Bournemouth in the EFL Cup at the Vitality Stadium on Tuesday night, he has now penned a one-year contract.
It brings an end to the 29-year-old’s 12-year association with the Tyneside outfit, and he could now feature for Brighton when they play host to Rafa Benitez’s in-form side in the top flight at the Amex Stadium on Sunday.
Newcastle supporters were quick to have their say on the news via social media, and while some were “very disappointed and quite angry”, others believe it is a “mistake letting him go” seeing as he is now able to feature against them this weekend.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Is there any need to do this right now? Such a weird club. Just be normal.
— Dell (@agbnufc) September 20, 2017
Thanks Tim. One of the best keepers we've had in the premier league, shame it ends how it did
— Conor Bennett (@CBennett_12) September 20, 2017
well there goes one of our best
— Beardlyson [TeEm] (@BeardIyson) September 20, 2017
Very disappointed and quite angry at this.
— Tony Progaholic Hono (@hono_tony) September 20, 2017
— Charlie Clark (@chazclark6) September 20, 2017
Mistake letting him go
— Simon James-Lively (@S_Jamesyy) September 20, 2017
Just so he can play on Saturday 😂
— Mark Caton (@Fev1109) September 20, 2017