Norwich City have signed Tim Krul on a free transfer as confirmed by the club website.
The 30-year-old goalkeeper signed for Brighton and Hove Albion last year but things did not work out for him. Despite being a fan favourite during his many years at Newcastle United, he struggled to break into the first team at Brighton and only made appearances in the cup competitions. He never played in the Premier League for them and instead was forced to deputise for Matthew Ryan.
He was released in the summer but didn’t take long to find a new club. He has now signed a two-year deal with the Canaries and will likely be their number one after Angus Gunn returned to Manchester City following the end of his loan at Norwich. Being an experienced shot stopper, Krul will surely be a top signing for Norwich and be a stable force in between the sticks as they prepare for a push towards promotion.
After signing for Norwich, Krul said: “I’m really happy and really pleased it’s all done. It’s really nice to sign on the dotted line and I can’t wait to get started.”
“[I first heard about the interest] last week. I spoke with the manager and people at the club and it moved very quick.”
“That’s one of the reasons it happened fast and I like it when somebody is interested properly and they don’t mess about.”
“The manager rang and explained everything – what his plans were, what he expected of me – and I really liked what I was hearing.”
“The manager said he knew what my qualities were and that he was keen to get me back to the level I was at before my injury.”
“It’s a new start. It feels like a new kickstart in my career. I’ve done what I’ve done and I just can’t wait to show what I’m worth on the pitch again.”