Newcastle Finally Move Out Player On Loan For The Season

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.

Here’s the current state of the incomings and outgoings at Newcastle so far this summer.

Christian Atsu£6.2MChelsea
Florian Lejeune£8.8MEibar
Jacob Murphy£10MNorwich
Javier Manquillo£4.5MAtletico Madrid
Transfer Fees In£29.5M
Vurnon AnitaReleasedAston Villa
Sammy AmeobiReleasedBolton
Haris VuckicReleasedFC Twente
Lubo SatkaReleasedFC DAC 1904
Florian Thauvin£10.0MMarseille
Kevin Mbabu£1.0MYoung Boys
Matz SelsLoan - seasonAnderlecht
Yoan GouffranReleasedGoztepe
Adam ArmstrongLoan - seasonBolton
Lewis Gibson£6.0MEverton - pending
Daryl Murphy£2.0MNottingham Forest
Transfer Fees Out£19.0M
Net Spend£10.5M

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