The Sunday People are reporting today that Belgian powerhouse Anderlecht are interested in signing Matz Sels from Newcastle United in the summer transfer window.
The Belgian U21 International goalkeeper was only signed by Newcastle last summer from Gent for around £5M, but things haven’t worked out for the 25 year-old and it’s likely he could return to play back in his home country for next season.
Anderlecht have qualified for the group stage of the Champions League next season and the news is they have made an offer to sign Sels on loan for the season.
Rafa Benitez with Matz Sels last season
Matz is still well thought of in his home country after he had a couple of outstanding seasons for Gent before he was signed last June by Newcastle and there seems lots of interest in him from Belgium clubs.
While it’s been a disappointing season for Mats, he’s still a good goalkeeper who is learning his trade and his difficult experience in England could even help him in the future.
His attitude is first class and that will help him get his career back on track.
Matz made 14 appearances in all competitions for Newcastle United last season and he was first choice through October until Karl Darlow was given the number one goalkeeping spot on Tyneside.
Matz could leave Newcastle on loan this season or on a permanent deal, so a loan deal to a Champions League club for next term gets his wages off the Newcastle wage bill.
It also seems a great opportunity for Sels to prove himself back in his home country.
It could be a three way win-win-win situation for both clubs and for Matz himself.
What do you think?
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