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.

PlayerFeeClub
INCOMING
Christian Atsu£6.2MChelsea
Florian Lejeune£8.8MEibar
Jacob Murphy£10MNorwich
Javier Manquillo£4.5MAtletico Madrid
Mikel MerinoLoan - seasonBorussia Dortmund
Joselu£5.0MStoke City
Transfer Fees In£34.5M
OUTGOING
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£1.0M initiallyEverton
Daryl Murphy£2.0MNottingham Forest
Ivan ToneyLoan - seasonWigan Athletic
Emmanuel Riviere£1.0MMetz
Siem de Jong£4.0MAjax
Grant Hanley£3.5MNorwich City
Tim KrulLoan - seasonBrighton
Achraf LazaarLoan - seasonBenevento
Transfer Fees Out£22.5M
Net Spend£12.0M

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40 comments so far

  • TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa

    Jun 22, 2017 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #1

    Why wasnt he sold outright? anyone know if there is a buy trigger?

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  • RUNAWAY777

    Jun 22, 2017 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #2

    No option to buy as i understand,so shit keeper will be back next season .

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  • barkel

    Jun 22, 2017 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #3

    sh!t keeper is a bit harsh, he only played 9 games and he had 4 clean sheets, the whole team were shaky at the start of the season. i’d take him back as a decent 2nd choice

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  • RUNAWAY777

    Jun 22, 2017 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #4

    Hibbit on your ins and out you have brighton down as know outs think you might find there goalkeeper left stockdale ?

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  • Belfast

    Jun 22, 2017 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #5

    Probably done so in the hope he has an amazing season and we get the maximum possible fee next summer, from Anderlect or whoever wants him.

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  • Belfast

    Jun 22, 2017 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #6

    Aye the whole team were shaky when he was in nets Barkel. He should never have been signed in the first place.

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  • Belfast

    Jun 22, 2017 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #7

    Could have gave Steve Harper a six month deal as back up and saved five million.

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  • jazzyp

    Jun 22, 2017 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #8

    Belfast

    For the love of god ya cant say that man. Wasn’t he a Rafa signing ??. You will be hung drawn and quartered on here.

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  • posada

    Jun 22, 2017 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #9

    Is he worth anything now.
    Put a player on a wage way above his level of ability and he is essentially then worth zero.

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  • posada

    Jun 22, 2017 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #10

    Just like Saivet, Ding Dong and Riviere.

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  • WWSBRD

    Jun 22, 2017 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #11

    Belfast
    Maybe should of given Woodman a bit more credit but overall we needed a keeper and we got the best one available cant really grumble at that

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  • Belfast

    Jun 22, 2017 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #12

    Well he definitely called this one wrong Jazzyp.

    And we didn’t need a keeper Wwsbrd. We needed a number 2/3 and Steve Harper was coaching the kids and twiddling his thumbs whilst we paid five million for Sels and gave him a lucrative contract. It was a shit signing.

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  • hibbit

    Jun 22, 2017 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #13

    RUNAWAY777
    as i said earlier i was more interested in the IN’s

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  • jazzyp

    Jun 22, 2017 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #14

    Belfast

    Next your gonna try and tell me Lazaar and Gamez and Hanley were bad signings as well ??

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  • jazzyp

    Jun 22, 2017 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #15

    Belfast

    Where is your side kick Jail nowadays

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  • hibbit

    Jun 22, 2017 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #16

    belfast
    did harper not sign for in 2013/14 season ????

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  • WWSBRD

    Jun 22, 2017 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #17

    Belfast
    We had Krul away on loan injured, Darlow who Rafa didnt have much faith in and Elliott injured and pretty crap then Woodman who is a kid (last time we had to use our kid keeper it didnt end well), Sels proved to be a crap signing but thats in hindsight

    Harper isnt a keeper anymore was never going to be a real option as keeper option

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  • WWSBRD

    Jun 22, 2017 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #18

    not sure where that second options come from but admittedly I wasnt paying attention

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  • Bambams

    Jun 22, 2017 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #19

    I remember a certain Pavel Srnicek who was absolutely useless when he first signed. I cannot say one way or another but seemingly Sels is the highest paid player in the Belgium league (unless I have dreamt it I am sure I read this somewhere).

    Rafa must see something or he would of cut his losses and fixed a clause that he is bought after certain games or at least that would be my take on it.

    Certainly in the past players have come good after poor starts.

    In my opinion

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  • Spoof

    Jun 22, 2017 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #20

    I wouldn’t worry just yet, especially about the type of player which we may be going for, apparently this Lejeune is and old fashioned no frills but get the job done type, that is what we need, in terms of quality due to losing Townsend, Gini and Sissoko we are now miles behind most so we will have to be strong be prepared to fight and harass, but to do that you need fighters who will give their all, fancy dan’s like Thauvin and Cabella are no good, its grafters which will keep us up and give us a platform to build from.

    Sadly to many of our fans crave for the spectacular and would welcome the fancy dan’s back, for some reason they don’t like the get the job done type, they would rather have a Janmaat over a Danny Simpson, or a Santon over a Dummett, but these eye catching do nothing’s get you nowhere, give me a Dummett and a Simpson any day of the week, and it does appear as if Rafa has the same view so his signings will be full of character and fight rather than being full of useless tricks which get you nowhere.

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  • Belfast

    Jun 22, 2017 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #21

    I don’t think Hanley was a bad signing to be honest. He’d stacks of experience in the division and came in and played when he was required and he never complained. There will be plenty of interest from championship clubs if he’s for sale. The other two contributed nothing really.

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  • Belfast

    Jun 22, 2017 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #22

    I don’t where Jail has disappeared too. He’s maybe hanging out on the other blog with Tds.

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jun 22, 2017 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #23

    Newcastle United have this afternoon announced another pre-season friendly set to take place this summer, confirming that Rafa Benitez’s side will travel to Germany on Wednesday 2nd August to take on Wolfsburg (4pm kick off).

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  • jazzyp

    Jun 22, 2017 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #24

    Spoof

    Dummett was ripped apart in the last PL campaign. God help us if is first choice at the start of the season.
    As for Simpson, Your right I thought he was better than most gave him credit for

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jun 22, 2017 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #25

    Old man Carrs team – what might have been!! Pretty good in my opinion.
    Krul
    Shaw Debuchy
    Lascelles Varane
    Cabaye Matuidi
    Wjinaldum Alli
    Aubameyang Remy.

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  • hibbit

    Jun 22, 2017 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #26

    Gamez has been assisting Beardsley working towards his coaching badges ( don’t know if he had anything to do with the fast improvement with that team or not ) would not be surprised if he stays on Rafa’s coaching staff

    Hanley was definitely not a bad buy filled a hole every time he was asked
    the contract his was given was to long but surely that was Charnley not Rafa

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  • jazzyp

    Jun 22, 2017 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #27

    Newcastle United have won permission to bring a High Court challenge over the seizure of documents by tax officials investigating the financial affairs of several football clubs.
    St James’ Park and West Ham United’s ground were raided in April by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) as part of a probe into suspected income tax and national insurance fraud.
    Newcastle’s managing director Lee Charnley was among a number of senior European football officials arrested and later released without charge.
    The club applied for permission to seek a judicial review of the search-and-seize order obtained by HMRC against Newcastle United FC.
    Mr Justice Supperstone, sitting in London, said that it was “arguable” on several grounds that the search warrant was obtained unlawfully and ruled there must be a full court hearing of the issues.
    During the raids, business records and financial records were seized, as well as computers and mobile phones belonging to the club, who recently secured promotion to the Premier League.
    The HMRC investigation centres on football agents and payments made in transfer dealings between English and French clubs.
    It has confirmed that the French authorities are assisting the UK investigation.
    The judge ordered that a full hearing of the case should take place next month, probably over July 27-28.
    Newcastle United argued the warrants were excessively wide, and there were no grounds to believe the club was engaged in suspected tax fraud.
    Club lawyers also argued that the legal procedures followed when the warrants were obtained at Leeds Crown Court were flawed, and no proper reasons were given.
    The judge said the absence of reasons made it harder for him to be satisfied the warrants were lawfully issued.
    He added: “I am persuaded by Richard Lissack QC, who appears for the (club), that a number of points he takes in relation to other grounds of challenge make it at least arguable that their challenge to the warrants will succeed.”
    He continued orders preventing HMRC officers from examining the seized material pending the full hearing.
    Last updated Thu 22 Jun 2017

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  • hibbit

    Jun 22, 2017 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #28

    jazzyp

    the whole team was ripped apart not just Dummett

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  • Spoof

    Jun 22, 2017 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #29

    Jazzy

    Why are they so concerned about the tax office, unless of course they have something to hide, makes you wonder doesn’t it, if they’re clean then why not just let hmrc have access, sounds dubious to me !

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  • jazzyp

    Jun 22, 2017 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #30

    Hibbit

    If Pardew or McLaren had gone out and bought Gamez,Lazaar,Sels an Hanley and they would have failed to make any impact like they did this season ,they would have been ripped a new arsehole on here.
    Things got that bad for Hanley that Hayden was being picked over him to the latter part of the season so I wouldn’t class him a success story.
    Gamez did nothing nor did Lazaar. And after 9 games I think Rafa had seen enough to admit he made a royal f@ck up in bringing Sels to the club.
    Mistakes happen we are all human, But these were bad buys

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  • jazzyp

    Jun 22, 2017 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #31

    Spoof

    God knows mate, There’s always a disaster around the corner where the toon are concerned. I wouldn’t have thought the Hmrc would have raided the club without due diligent

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  • jazzyp

    Jun 22, 2017 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #32

    Hibbit

    Agree on that mate

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  • Spoof

    Jun 22, 2017 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #33

    Hibbit

    I don’t remember Dummett getting ripped apart, my memory tells me it was Anita and Colback in the midfield along with Janmaat and Colo at the back, don’t recall Dummett ever getting ripped apart.

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  • RUNAWAY777

    Jun 22, 2017 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #34

    Habbit but all your other teams have loads of player out maybe you just forgot.

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  • hibbit

    Jun 22, 2017 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #35

    sorry jazzy don’t agree Hanley was a bad buy
    ,Lazaar,Sels both very poor for us but both had very good reputations
    Gamez was a free and Rafa took a gamble which didn’t work out on the pitch for us

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  • hibbit

    Jun 22, 2017 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #36

    RUNAWAY777
    that’s what i was saying i got caught up on the in’s and missed them off !!

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  • Our Toon

    Jun 22, 2017 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #37

    I was more disappointed in Diame than those that didn’t play like Hanley and Lazaar. Diame I thought was an astute signing but dear me he was shocking for most of the season yet somehow he kept getting picked

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  • Salmon toon

    Jun 22, 2017 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #38

    Vincent Abubeker is playing for Cameroon in the confederations cup atm.I’ve to say I haven’t that impressed.He just missed a sitter few moments ago and isn’t that clinical upfront.I would suggest to bring back Andy Caroll or go for Jesse Rodriguez or Sandro Ramirez if still available.Nothing to get excited so far.

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  • nightfa11

    Jun 22, 2017 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #39

    I just hope we can sell those bad buys.. Cos we have plenty of them..

    Saviet, Rivi, de Jong, gamez, Lazaar, diame,.. And we can add Grant, one of the keepers, Murphy, Colback, haidara on the list..and based on rumors also mitro and Mbemba.

    We already dumped thauvin, Anita, goufrann, Sels.. And another 13 players on their way out.. Stacked with dead wood for many winters.. I’m just hoping pardew gets Sunderlands job, hires Carr to be his scout, who’d advise him ti sign most of them..

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  • jazzyp

    Jun 22, 2017 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #40

    Spoof

    Go through the blog mate the year we were relegated.
    Look at the reaction from the lads after match days.
    He wasnt that great at the start of the season if memory serves me right against Fulham and Wolves.
    Like I say mate I would hope he isn’t our no 1 left back at the beginning of the season

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