Newcastle Goalkeeper Is Attracting Lots Of Interest


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?

Comments welcome.

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40 comments so far

  • jazzyp

    Jun 18, 2017 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #1

    jazzyp
    Jun 18, 2017 at 9:20 AM
    I’m not liking the standard of players we are being linked with at present.
    As for Tammy… let him go and ply his trade wherever he feels it’s best for him, Because it’s obvious Rafa had no influence upon The kids desire.
    As for the keeper who was at Man City..Cabbellero?? Again no thanks.
    All this has hallmarkins of previous transfer signings where we look for bargains and cheap players to just get by.
    I was hoping this summer would be one of change in the stance we take every transfer window, And I still hold hope of that. But as yet there is little to tell me otherwwise

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  • DubaiMicky

    Jun 18, 2017 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #2

    Not one of Rafa’s better signings was he.

    1
  • ShirebrookToon

    Jun 18, 2017 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #3

    Sels has been a real disappointment. If we can get back what we paid for him then that will do for me.

    It’s slow on the transfers front but as the saying goes. “no news is good news”.
    Keep the faith, Rafas at the helm!

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  • hibbit

    Jun 18, 2017 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #4

    i think far to many on here are believing what they see in the press
    these names/players just keep popping up it’s well over 100 now do you honestly believe this bullshit

    what the press don’t they make up

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  • jazzyp

    Jun 18, 2017 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #5

    Shirebrook

    Morning bud

    Early days I know, But do you see anything different this summer to suggest transfer dealings has changed under Mashley and Penfold who ultimately hold the keys to the chest. Or is it more of hope that matters have changed because Rafa is here ??

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  • jazzyp

    Jun 18, 2017 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #6

    Hibbitt

    That’s the problem mate if there wasn’t Bullshit then there wouldn’t be this blog

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  • hibbit

    Jun 18, 2017 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #7

    jazzyp
    total agree mate but some on just get to fired up when in reality its obvious it’s bullshit

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  • hibbit

    Jun 18, 2017 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #8

    some on here

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  • jazzyp

    Jun 18, 2017 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #9

    Hibbit

    My debate bud is as of yet this transfer window is following the same path as previous and there is no suggestion otherwise. Early days maybe, But did Rafa make it perfectly clear he wanted the summer business done early pre season o mould a squad for the PL.
    Every story is a media circus, Some have a nous of truth others just plain fabrication. It’s what you choose to hope is true and what you hope is not.
    I personally was hoping for some early transfer breakthrough’s this summer to break the trend of past transfer windows and maybe make a statement. But again there is little to suggest otherwise

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  • AncientC

    Jun 18, 2017 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #10

    The awkward moment ToonTaff2 attempts to be hilarious, not once, but twice, and fails miserably.

    1
  • AncientC

    Jun 18, 2017 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #11

    Looks like Sandro Ramirez is going to Everton. You have to admire Everton, that club has had itself pulled together for a while now.

    1
  • frankie

    Jun 18, 2017 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #12

    Still too soon to have any real concerns regarding signings. As has been said agents and clubs are trying to stoke up interest whilst players are away on holidays. Things will happen but blogs and forums give us an outlet to air our views on the tens of names mentioned.

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  • jazzyp

    Jun 18, 2017 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #13

    Be nice if Nufc would take a leaf out of Everton’s philosophy and give us fans early hope instead of leaving us on tender hooks.

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  • AncientC

    Jun 18, 2017 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #14

    Charnley will be like a vulture, circling around transfers… the likes of Everton & West Ham take their lions share, Charnley waits around, sees what is left over to pick at once the transfer frenzy is over.

    1
  • one fine day

    Jun 18, 2017 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #15

    Ancient c
    Can just hear Attenborough narrating that last post with charnley lumbering around the Serengeti 🙂

    2
  • TudorCrisps

    Jun 18, 2017 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #16

    One fine day

    I just read it back over with Attenborough’s voice in my head, sounds legit

    1
  • TudorCrisps

    Jun 18, 2017 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #17

    On the transfer front, I think our first signings will be last week of June a week before the lads are back.

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  • Jib

    Jun 18, 2017 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #18

    Ancient C”s pitiful attempt at humour at Charnley “s expense is far from reality
    Justin Barnes has been brought on board because the volume of behind the scenes
    transfer activity has been getting silly

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  • hibbit

    Jun 18, 2017 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #19

    TC / jazzyp

    Rafa has said on a number of occasions that he wants the majority of new signings in place when the squad returns from their jollies on the 3rd of july so time is still on his side
    if we don’t have a few players in place by then even i will begin to panic

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  • AncientC

    Jun 18, 2017 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #20

    Jib, that’s strange, it was not that long ago you claimed that Justin Barnes came in because of Charnley’s brush with HMRC. Make up your mind.

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  • hibbit

    Jun 18, 2017 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #21

    WEST HAM lion share

    In

    Pablo Zabaleta – Manchester City, free*

    Out

    Alvaro Arbeloa – released

    Sam Howes – released

    Sam Ford – released

    Kyle Knoyle – released

    Sam Westley – released

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  • lesh

    Jun 18, 2017 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #22

    Hibbit

    You’re right about folk believing and are influenced by what they see and hear in the media. It’s just a pity they weren’t more sceptical as events often show the hype to most less than hyperbole and lies!

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  • one fine day

    Jun 18, 2017 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #23

    Wow Tudor
    They still do tomato sauce ?

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  • lesh

    Jun 18, 2017 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #24

    Jib

    As ever you’re talking crap. Barnes was brought in before HMRC pounced and as Ashley’s said he’ll be hands off, Barnes is his man on the ground in NUFC.

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  • magspuggy

    Jun 18, 2017 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #25

    What does barnes normaly do for fattie ?

    If hes a fixer who helps him buy companys that are on their arse it would make sence that hes here to either help sell nufc or to help protect the club from falling foul of hmrc rules.

    Imho penfold has not hit the targets set for adding value to the brand and hes here to help with that possibly with a view to sell.

    1
  • Phil K

    Jun 18, 2017 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #26

    I’d prefer to keep Sels than Caballero

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  • Jib

    Jun 18, 2017 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #27

    Ancient C I:”ve made my mind up thanks-in light of iinfo received

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jun 18, 2017 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #28

    Anybody want to make a donation to cancer research to help my missus raise as much as possible when she comes to do tithe race for life on 1st July. Yes that’s also when the transfer window opens. Big day that is!

    1
  • jazzyp

    Jun 18, 2017 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #29

    15 days before pre season training starts and 55 days before the We kick off our Pl campaign.
    And it’s the fact that we are struggling to move players on that is holding up our slow transfer activity

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jun 18, 2017 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #30

    Jazzy,

    It’s hard to gauge if this summer is any different mate. It’s early days and this is when the footballing world are on their jollies (so to speak). Yes is frustrating reading that we’re linked with every Tom, Dick and Harry. But then again majority of that is total BS! If we were to fast forward a month and still find we’re still yet to see any activity then I’ll start to think. “Here we go again”

    1
  • ShirebrookToon

    Jun 18, 2017 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #31

    Jazzy,
    Don’t think we could give away some of the shite we’ve got on our books 🙂

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  • jazzyp

    Jun 18, 2017 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #32

    Shirebrook
    That’s the worry mate regarding selling players on. It’s not the transfer fee but the wages they are on.
    I cannot see anyone taking Riviere, Saivet on even on a freebie, As they will not subsidise there wages to be moved on

    1
  • ShirebrookToon

    Jun 18, 2017 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #33

    Jazzy
    That’s the consequence of putting them on high wages and long contracts. Would of been better offering them smaller terms with the option to extend if said player cut the mustard. Now it’s coming to bite us!

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 18, 2017 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #34

    Well, I hope Mats……..Sels.

    In other news, I can’t believe i missed a Bag Dust post. Gutted.

    1
  • john tudor

    Jun 18, 2017 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #35

    pay low on short terms no-one would come
    best off trawling the lower leagues

    1
  • Bobbybee

    Jun 18, 2017 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #36

    I can’t recall Rafa advertising many of the players we brought in last season, but then, my memory ain’t great. This endless roll of players we’re allegedly interested in is just paper talk and agents bluff. So far I can’t recall Rafa saying he wanted any particular player and I expect that to remain the same. Chances are we’ll bring in players nobody expected, yet be pleasantly surprised when they arrive.
    We are the most distant of PL clubs for Europeans and like it or not, that does go against us. Even more so when players are having so much power. Some of them are so precious just hard water when they prefer soft is enough to put them off. Got to take care of that complexion after all.
    We need to be patient. I don’t want us buying for the sake of it – we’ve been down that road – and if Rafa gets most of what he wants, that should be enough.
    We’ve got a good dressing room right now and we don’t want that spoiling with prima Donna’s demanding all sorts. I’d definitely give Abrahams a body swerve. Tap in Tammy thinks he’s made it already. Not quite yet kid.

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  • jazzyp

    Jun 18, 2017 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #37

    Shirebrook

    Agree totally and I don’t see anyway out of it unfortunately.
    That’s why I’m hoping we go for proven quality this summer rather than cheap imports.
    Gylfi from Swansea would cost big money but is a guarantee in the Pl.
    Keane again big money but will be better than we have.The board has to bite the bullet and pay big this summer or we gonna be left behind again.
    A typical example is Harry Maguire has just cost more than the 16 million we paid for Owen.
    A sign of the times that we have to get on board with or suffer the consequences again

    1
  • Bobbybee

    Jun 18, 2017 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #38

    Shirebrook, what did fathers day bring you mate? Any further forward on that ST? 🙂

    1
  • ShirebrookToon

    Jun 18, 2017 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #39

    Jazzy
    Exactly mate. We need to pay the going rate for quality not flops which is what’s been evident in the past.

    Bobby
    No nothing as of yet mate! But here’s hoping lol

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  • Bobbybee

    Jun 18, 2017 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #40

    Shirebrook, got my fingers crossed for you mate. I know how badly you want it.

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