The Magpies' goalkeeper is tipping his Netherlands teammate to make an impact on the English top flight, if he completes his proposed €8 million (£6.6m) move from Ajax
The 22-year-old midfielder is set to undergo a medical and discuss personal terms ahead of his proposed £6.6 million transfer from the Dutch champion and is expected to sign a five-year deal at St James' Park.
"I've played with him since the Under-15 squads," Krul told NUsport. "I think he's ready for a move to the Premier League. His skill in the midfield and dueling is good enough for England. I understood he has to reach an agreement himself, but I think we can use a versatile player like him very well."
The Netherlands international, who can also play at left back, will follow the arrivals of Romain Amalfitano, Curtis Good and Gael Bigirimana as the Magpies look to match their achievements of last season where they finished fifth in the league.
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