Club strikes ‘verbal agreement’ with NUFC to complete first of many deals this summer

According to reports in Belgium, Anderlecht have struck a ‘verbal agreement’ to sign Newcastle United goalkeeper Matz Sels on a five year contract, with the transfer set to take place once the two clubs agree a fee for the 26-year-old stopper.

The Belgian has recently been called up to Roberto Martinez’s World Cup squad and seems to have done enough on loan with Anderlecht to convince them they should sign him permanently this summer.

That being said, his days at Newcastle look numbered and it seems Benitez has already decided to cash in on him this summer – just two years on from bringing him to England ahead of our championship campaign.

If a deal can be struck, this would come as welcome news for Rafa Benitez, with it being confirmed yesterday that flogging fringe players and reducing the wage bill could be key in our bid to sign quality players demanding big wages this summer.

Belgium outlet Het Laatste Nieuws state Anderlecht have a ‘verbal agreement’ with with Sels over a five year contract, with clubs now in ‘advanced negotiations’ to seal the deal.

The Chronicle reported recently that Newcastle planned to recoup the full £6m paid for him two summers ago, however it was being reported more recently in his homeland that the fee could be as little as £3.5m.

A sale at the latter price would represent a small loss, however it seems like moving him on would suit all parties – especially when reducing the wage bill and raising transfer funds appear to be the initial order of the day before Benitez starts spending this summer.

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About Olly Hawkins

Born in Gateshead, Olly was a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

2 thoughts on “Club strikes ‘verbal agreement’ with NUFC to complete first of many deals this summer

  1. So, after reading your idiotic ramblings for some time, I have finally figured it out.

    Not only can you not produce any original print / stories – what you do publish is designed to attract comments.

    Yeah. Jog on mate. You have zero to add.

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  2. sickandtired:
    So, after reading your idiotic ramblings for some time, I have finally figured it out.

    Not only can you not produce any original print / stories – what you do publish is designed to attract comments.

    Yeah. Jog on mate. You have zero to add.

    That’s a bit rude and uncalled for mate..

    The Blog has two sections (as seen on the home page). The top banner is for original pieces based on our opinions and thoughts on current goings on ( written by myself and Simon), and this bottom section is news/gossip/our reaction to stuff in the media – so just us reporting on what’s out there and having our say on it too.

    Don’t shoot the messenger mate – I’m sorry if you really don’t like it, but those sort comments aren’t appreciated to be honest.

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