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Spurs in late swoop for Tim Krul with Gomes going the other way

There is always one transfer in the window that doesn’t go through right until the last minute of January and this year’s one could be Newcastle shot-stopper Tim Krul signing for Tottenham.

Spurs boss Harry Redknapp has said on many occasions this month that he isn’t going to go on a spending spree in the window but if the right player came available he would be interested.

The goalkeeper department at Spurs is strong but current no.1 Brad Friedel, who has been excellent this season, is approaching 40 and a top-class younger replacement is needed for next season. Krul certainly fits that criteria following a rapid rise to fame between the sticks this season under Alan Pardew at St James’ Park.

His superb form has pushed him into contention for a starting spot for Holland at EURO 2012.

The Dutchman is on the hunt for a new contract on Tyneside, but isn’t happy with the current deal on the table which is apparently well below what he feels a keeper of his quality should be earning.

The North East club value Krul, who joined Newcastle for £200,000 from Den Haag nearly seven years ago, at £15million but Spurs allegedly are going to tempt Newcastle with a cash plus a player deal. It is rumoured that third choice Brazilian keeper Heurelho Gomes could be used in the transfer along with a £10m bid.

Gomes has gone on record saying that he is likely to move on this month and his family is allegedly happy in England and Newcastle would be a move that he could be on board with.

 

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