Belgian goalkeeper Matz Sels has been on loan at Anderlecht for the season after having a miserable first year on Tyneside.
Matz wanted to get his career back on track, and it seems that he’s been able to do just that.
He has been included in the provisional Belgian squad for the World Cup in Russia this summer.
Belgian manager Roberto Martínez has selected four goalkeepers, and that has to be reduced to three, so we hope Matz makes the cut.
And Anderlecht are very keen to sign him permanently this summer.
Matz Sels – contract agreed verbally with Anderlecht
Belgium publication Het Laatste Nieuws are reporting today that Anderlecht already have a verbal agreement in place with Sels on his wages and a five-year contract.
There was no option to buy for Anderlecht in the initial loan contract so a fee will still have to be agreed between the two clubs for the transfer to be completed.
Sels played 14 times for Newcastle and has played 37 times for Anderlecht on loan, and we paid around £6M for him from KAA Gent two years ago.
Newcastle will be hoping to get most of their money back on Sels.
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