Newcastle United have just put on their web-site that goalkeeper Matz Sels will go on loan for the season to Anderlecht where he is expected to be Anderlecht’s number one choice and should get plenty of games.
The interesting thing with Sels is that Rafa Benitez only sanctioned a loan deal and did not want to sell the Belgian U21 International goalkeeper this summer after only buying him from Gent last summer.
That suggests that Rafa still holds out some hope that with regular first team football the 25 year-old can get his game back together after a difficult time of it in England last season.
This is what Newcastle have just announced:
The 25-year-old has returned to his homeland to link up with Rene Weiler’s side – who won their 34th Belgian First Division A and will remain at the Constant Vanden Stock Stadium until the end of the 2017/18 campaign.
Belgium international stopper Sels joined United from Gent in June 2016, having played Champions League football and been voted Belgium’s Goalkeeper of the Year during his time with De Buffalo’s.
Sels began last season in goal for the Magpies, making nine appearances in the Sky Bet Championship, keeping five clean sheets.
He also had three outings in the FA Cup, and a further two in the EFL Cup as Newcastle reached the last eight.
This loan deal has been pending for a week or two so it’s good that it’s finally been agreed.
This is wwat RSC Anderlecht sent out this morning.
— RSC Anderlecht (@rscanderlecht) June 22, 2017
Here’s the current state of the incomings and outgoings at Newcastle so far this summer.
|Javier Manquillo||£4.5M||Atletico Madrid|
|Mikel Merino||Loan - season||Borussia Dortmund|
|Transfer Fees In||£34.5M|
|Vurnon Anita||Released||Aston Villa|
|Haris Vuckic||Released||FC Twente|
|Lubo Satka||Released||FC DAC 1904 |
|Kevin Mbabu||£1.0M||Young Boys|
|Matz Sels||Loan - season||Anderlecht|
|Adam Armstrong||Loan - season||Bolton|
|Lewis Gibson||£1.0M initially||Everton|
|Daryl Murphy||£2.0M||Nottingham Forest|
|Ivan Toney||Loan - season||Wigan Athletic|
|Siem de Jong||£4.0M||Ajax|
|Grant Hanley||£3.5M||Norwich City|
|Tim Krul||Loan - season||Brighton|
|Achraf Lazaar||Loan - season||Benevento|
|Transfer Fees Out||£22.5M|