The HLN outlet in Belgium is reporting that the permanent transfer of Matz Sels to Anderlecht is almost complete and both sides want to do the deal.
It will be interesting to see how much the Belgium club are willing to pay for the goalkeeper since Newcastle brought him in from Genk a couple of years ago for around £6M (?) – and the Magpies will want most of that money back.
Sels has just completed a very good season on loan at Anderlecht and now has a chance to resurrect his career back in his home country.
The HLN report is that Newcastle brought up the possibility that center-back Chancel Mbemba is also available, and whether Anderlecht would like to take their former player back.
Chancel Mbemba – to move back to Anderlecht?
We paid around £8M for Mbemba almost three years ago but he’s a good player (on a five-year contract) and could easily hold his own at a decent Premier League club.
Since Rafa came in two years ago Chancel has not been given too many chances and we still like the player a lot.
The report is that Newcastle would want around £8M total for both players – but surely Newcastle can get more than that?
Chancel Mbemba is still only 23 and is a Premier League class player (he has made 42 PL appearances for Newcastle) and worth £8M on his own.
We shouldn’t be selling players for negligible fees this summer.
What do you think?
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