Could Newcastle Be Facing A January Dilemma Over Goalkeeper

As reported by the Chronicle, Mats Sels is set to be offered an escape from Newcastle by his old club Gent.

Belgian sources state that Gent are interested in a new goalkeeper and Sels could well be on their radar.

The supposed deal would be a loan deal this winter, but perhaps the more pressing question is whether Newcastle should look to sell their goalkeeper.

Sels has not played in the league since a 1-1 draw with Aston Villa, when his mistake made him a target for Twitter trolls.

Rafa Benitez took Sels out of the firing line following the game at Villa Park and the 24-year-old has not regained his starting position due to the fine form of Karl Darlow.

Sels however, has since featured in the EFL Cup win over Preston, keeping a clean sheet and performing very well in the process.

It seems that any decision to loan Sels out would be hasty, he is clearly a player that has some immense qualities. He just seems to require time to learn the English game.