This Player Could Be Surprise Departure From Newcastle This Summer


One of the really interesting things that will happen when pre-season begins on July 3rd is how the goalkeeper situation will shape up at Newcastle.

We have former number one Tim Krul returning from his loan spells at Ajax and AZ Alkmaar and Karl Darlow had an excellent season for us last season.

Rob Elliot is now fully fit from his ACL injury – as is Tim Krul.

Matz Sels – could be sold this summer

The odd man out seems to be Matz Sels who Rafa brought in from Gent for a fee of around £6M.

Matz did not have a good time of it at Newcastle, when he was number one until October but was then replaced by Karl Darlow after the 1-1 draw at Aston Villa when we conceded the equalizer in the last minute of that game.

Young Freddie Woodman is a star in the making on Tyneside, but he will be loaned out next season, probably to a Championship club to get first team experience elsewhere during his development.

There’s new today in Belgium that Anderlecht are interested in Matz and that may be a good club for him to join in his country of birth.

It seems that Anderlecht want him on a season long loan and the Belgium Champions want somebody to replace first choice goalkeeper Frank Boeckx who will be out for four months after having a back operation.

It appears that Matz is in demand and there were offers for the player in January, so we wouldn’t be surprised if a number of offers to buy him come in over the summer.

Matz wants to stay at Newcastle and he has said earlier in the season that he would like to go on loan to a Championship club to get more experience of the physical play in England.

But since Matz finished 3rd choice to Karl Darlow and Rob Elliot it could be better for him to return to Belgium and get first team games there.

We also think Rafa wants to bring in another goalkeeper this summer.

The Chronicle are reporting that Sels’ advisers have been contacted by at least three other clubs in Europe who are keen to sign him.

Matz will also be very keen to get first team football so he will be one of the three goalkeepers chosen by Belgium for the 2018 World Cup in Russia; currently he has been third choice behind Thibaut Courtois and Simon Mignolet.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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20 comments so far

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    May 24, 2017 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #1

    We should look to loan him to a championship team this season as we won’t get our money back at the moment plus his wages might be an issue for teams abroad now!

    Good with the ball at his feet but would not come off his line and was not even that great at stopping shots !

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  • WWSBRD

    May 24, 2017 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #2

    Ron
    From previous
    Ah right well Ed writes like we will sign every player we are linked with, plenty to do if Townsend was to come back and I dont think its too likely but Id happily have him back

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    May 24, 2017 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #3

    Although just read that Anderlecht are in for him…. could use him in order to get one of their promising players!

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  • WWSBRD

    May 24, 2017 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #4

    No point long term for us to loan him out to another country unless theres an agreement that they will buy

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  • WWSBRD

    May 24, 2017 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #5

    Whey Atsu has been announced

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  • magspuggy

    May 24, 2017 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #6

    ATSU.

    Deal done im pleased we have added him to our squad.

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  • Ben Afri

    May 24, 2017 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #7

    I am sick to death of being linked to Townsend, and I’m not sure I even have a good reason.

    I’m grateful to him that he was one of very few players who tried his best while he was with us, but I really do hope that we are aiming for better players.

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  • ToonRich

    May 24, 2017 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #8

    L’Equipe saying we’re interested in bring Abeid back…can say ‘ve seen anything of him since he left, but I liked him before he went!

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  • WWSBRD

    May 24, 2017 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #9

    ToonRich
    L’Equipe link us to every player in France mate, think they are just an excitable lot

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  • ToonRich

    May 24, 2017 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #10

    WWSBRD, it was always going to be Abeid or Arfa wasnt it!!

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  • WWSBRD

    May 24, 2017 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #11

    ToonRich
    Surprised we arent linked with a move for Thauvin tbh though theres still time haha

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  • hibbit

    May 24, 2017 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #12

    any minute Kets will be on !!!!!!

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  • WWSBRD

    May 24, 2017 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #13

    On a side note I think Bournemouth have just written themselves into trouble signing Defoe on so much for 3 years impact on that squad will be hugely unpopular imo can see all their better players wanting contracts on similar

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  • KevinHann

    May 24, 2017 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #14

    WWSBRD @ 13

    How is that trouble, 65k a week for a proven PL goalscorer on a free transfer sounds a pretty decent deal for a mid-table club? I expected the wages to be higher tbh!

    34 goals in 82 starts for Sunderland is amazing considering how insanely poor they’ve been!

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  • hibbit

    May 24, 2017 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #15

    KevinHann
    reports of £120k a week and a 3year contract were widely reported yesterday ????

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  • hibbit

    May 24, 2017 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #16

    plus a large signing on fee !!!

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  • Ibizatoon

    May 24, 2017 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #17

    Seems I was caught a few threads back 🙂

    Not the greatest start for me with the new format…

    Personally I’m pleased with the signing of Atsu. Think the deal makes sense, just hope he’s not going to be perceived as a marquee signing come the end of the summer.

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  • martoon

    May 24, 2017 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #18

    Ibiza – I was caught as well – it’s a lot harder to notice the ‘next post’ link appearing. Oops it has just appeared on this thread so we’re behind again!

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  • Mister Tuff

    May 24, 2017 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #19

    Townsend ———–no no no no no no no.
    “Townsend come home” ————eh he is at home now in London and will not be
    coming north again.

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  • KevinHann

    May 24, 2017 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #20

    @15 hibbit

    That’s the info Sky Sports announced, no idea about other sources. But if Sky are accurate it seems a very good deal to me. Particularly the free transfer does also enable higher wages and signing on fee even if those figures are inaccurate or incomplete.

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