Brighton sign Krul from Newcastle

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Tim Krul has ended an 11-year association with Newcastle after making his loan move to Premier League rivals Brighton permanent.

The 28-year-old goalkeeper played no part in the Magpies’ promotion-winning 2016/17 campaign after a cruciate ligament injury kept him out of action for 13 months.

Krul was sent out on loan to Ajax and then AZ last season to regain his match fitness, but found himself behind Rob Elliot and Karl Darlow in the pecking order between the sticks this term.

The Netherlands international linked up with the Seagulls on a year-long loan deal on transfer deadline day, but has now joined Chris Hughton’s side for keeps.

Krul made his debut for the south-coast club on Tuesday against Bournemouth in the EFL Cup and is in contention to face his former employers in the league on Sunday.

A statement from Albion read: “Brighton & Hove Albion have converted goalkeeper Tim Krul’s loan from Newcastle United to a permanent one-year deal.

“The Dutch international initially arrived on a season-long loan last month, but has now signed a one-year contract.”