NEWCASTLE goalkeeper Tim Krul has been hanging out in Spain amid rumours he is being scouted by La Liga giants Barcelona.

Krul, 24, who is currently nursing an injured elbow, dined at glitzy La Sala in Puerto Banus near Marbella at the weekend.

The Dutchman, who has been at Newcastle FC since the age of 16, is rumoured to be Barcelona’s favourite to replace second reserve Jose Pinto when he leaves the Nou Camp next summer.