Tim Krul signs permanent deal with Brighton and Hove Albion

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Premier League club Brighton and Hove Albion have announced that they have permanently signed Newcastle United keeper Tim Krul after his loan stint at the club.

The Dutch keeper agreed to join Brighton on loan back in August but now has been released from Newcastle in order to sign for the Seagulls on a permanent basis.

The deal means that Krul has ended a 12 year career at The Magpies, having signed for Newcastle’s youth team back in 2005 from Ado Den Haag. Krul played a total of 185 matches for Newcastle during his 12 year stint at the club.

Brighton will travel to the St. James’ Park this Sunday, in the Premier League and Krul will be available to play against his former club. The Netherlands keeper made his Brighton debut this past Tuesday in a 1-0 defeat against FC Bournemouth.

Despite the bad the start to his career at The Seagulls, Krull said that this is a fresh start for him and is a huge change for him. Joining Brighton is definitely going to be a new challenge, and he looks forward to it.

Brighton have been playing Aussie goalkeeper Matthew Ryan, whom they signed from Spanish club Valencia, as their first choice goalkeeper. But Krul is expected to be giving a tough competition to the former Los Che goalkeeper.

“I’d love to be back playing in the Premier League, obviously, but Mat is a great goalkeeper. If the gaffer needs me, I’m ready.”- Krul stated.