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Newcastle boss Benitez: Krul decision made on AZ form

Newcastle United boss Rafa Benitez says Tim Krul's form in Holland last season convinced him to sell the goalkeeper.

Krul signed permanently with Brighton last week.

And Benitez revealed: "For five months we have watched him at AZ.

"We decided we would look at other options. That was a professional decision. I told him to find a new club to get playing time.

"We had enough keepers. I knew Rob Elliot had experience in the Premier League."

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