Sky Bet Championship sides Bristol City and Reading are set to go head to head in the race to sign former Newcastle United and Brighton & Hove Albion goalkeeper Tim Krul, according to HITC Sport.

The 30-year-old keeper is currently a free agent after his contract at Brighton expired at the end of June. Things did not quite work out for Krul during his time at Brighton, and instead he was the second choice behind Australian shot stopper Mathew Ryan.

Krul is now looking for a new club, and is expected to drop down to the Sky Bet Championship in order to gain some more first team football.

Bristol City are on the lookout for a goalkeeper this summer, and they have already missed out on a number of targets, and Krul is the latest man linked with a move to Ashton Gate.

Reading boss Paul Clement is looking to bring in a keeper in order to compete with Vito Mannone for the number one shirt at the Madejski next season.

The signing of Krul will be an excellent coup for whoever manages to secure his signature.

The former Holland international has played 157 games in the Premier League, keeping 41 clean sheets, all of them coming for Newcastle United.

Krul spent 11 years at the North East club before moving on a free transfer last summer.

During his time on the books at Newcastle, Krul spend time on loan in his native Holland, playing for AZ Alkmaar and Ajax.

He also enjoyed time at Falkirk and Carlisle United.

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