Norwich City goalkeeper Tim Krul has suggested that he is unlikely to be leaving the Canaries in the summer transfer window, but could not rule out a potential departure in the future.
Krul has once again been instrumental in helping the Canaries earn promotion back to the Premier League this season, just as he was during the 2018/19 campaign. The experienced stopper has managed to record 17 clean sheets in his 32 appearances in the league, four more already than he managed in the last promotion season.
The 33-year-old committed his long-term future to the club back in December which sees him remain with the Canaries until the summer of 2024. That suggests that he will be their number one choice between the sticks for their return to the top-flight and also for the next few years beyond that. So, for now it seems Daniel Farke’s side are settled in his position.
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Speaking to Dutch outlet De Telegraaf, via Sport Witness, Krul insisted that he would only leave the Canaries for a few clubs and also that he is unlikely to leave them in the summer. However, he also hinted that he wants to play for a long while yet so could not rule out a move in the future.
He said: “I don’t know, because I plan to continue for many more years. But I renewed my contract in January and will be under contract until the summer of 2024. It must be very strange if I want to leave this summer. Never say never. But there are only a few clubs that I would leave Norwich for.”
This is a very encouraging update from Krul and suggests that the keeper is very much happy to honour the new deal he signed in December and remain with the club for the next few campaigns. He has been an exceptional addition at Carrow Road and he has provided some real stability to the goalkeeping department in the last few seasons now.
Krul is still clearly a keeper with the ability to perform at the highest level, and he has proven that this term by conceding just 0.6 goals per game and also averaging 2.5 saves per match. He will need to enjoy an excellent campaign you feel next term if the Canaries are going to be able to survive in the top-flight.
The 33-year-old seems to be aiming to continue playing well into his late 30s, so it will be interesting to see whether he spends all of that time with Norwich, or if indeed he does move on at the end of his current deal. Whenever he leaves the club he will do so having played a major part in two promotions.