Matz Sels nightmare at Newcastle United looks set to come to an end (for now at least), with the 25-year-old stopper on the brink of a loan move to Anderlecht.
The Belgian International has already undergone his medical with the club and is awaiting the green light to finalise a move away from St. James’ Park, where he can expect to play Champions League football next season with Anderlecht.
The Chronicle understands that Sels’ wages will be paid in full by Anderlecht, with the club’s sporting director admitting that the negotiations with Newcastle “ran harder than I expected.”
It is believed that Anderlecht were keen on a permanent deal for Sels, however Newcastle refused to sell him permanently. This appears rather surprising given his form at the club and place in the current pecking order, however Benitez may be reluctant to give up on a player he paid £5m for less than 12 months ago.
With United eyeing a new keeper and the capable Elliot, Krul, Darlow and Woodman already on our books, a move back to Sels’ native Belgium looks like a suitable move for all parties.