In an interview carried by Dutch news source Voetbalnieuws, Norwich City goalkeeper Tim Krul has revealed he turned down the opportunity to join Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea side last summer.
Chelsea were at the time seeking a third-goalkeeper option and Tim Krul was one of those targeted, the Blues ultimately went on to sign veteran stopper Robert Green.
The Dutchman who has played as the number one goalkeeper at Norwich this season helped his side secure promotion to the Premier League last weekend and explained he didn’t want to be a benchwarmer in west London (translated from Dutch);
I wanted to prove the opposite to everyone who had already written off me in the Netherlands.”
I haven’t missed any training in the last two and a half years, but the inner urge to play matches again, to be important, was so great that my club choice after Brighton, where I was reserve keeper, like Ajax, had to be good.”
The 31-year-old who has made 45 league appearances this season looks set to be the number one choice for the Canaries in the Premier League next season – no doubt he made the right choice not joining Chelsea.
Robert Green who was instead signed last summer has made zero appearances for the Blues.

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