Exclusive claims NUFC deal is in ‘major doubt’ as club rejects pathetic bid for Rafa Benitez flop

Matz Sels proposed move to Anderlecht is at risk of collapsing according to David Coverdale’s story for the Sun – claiming the Belgians are refusing to match our £2.25m asking price after seeing a £1.75m offer rejected.

As highlighted below, I find this all a little pathetic on their part. Sels cost us almost treble our alleged asking price just two years ago, yet they’re refusing to pay the extra £500,000 to get the deal done.

Whilst the money in and around the Belgian League will be minuscule in comparison to what’s thrown around in the Premier League, it seems pretty cheeky of them – a club who regularly plays Champions League football – to submit such an offer when the asking price is already so low.

They already tried it on with Mbemba – offering an alleged £8m for him AND Sels – so they’re either very low on cash or extremely cautious when it comes to doing business. The fact they weren’t

Here’s a snippet from the latest piece on the Sels deal:

“NEWCASTLE have rejected a £1.75million bid from Anderlecht for Matz Sels.

“Newcastle want at least another £500,000 from Anderlecht, who are refusing to up their offer at all.

“That has thrown the whole deal into major doubt and means the Magpies could be left with four senior keepers on their wage bill.”

The fact they weren’t offering the asking price was apparently the reason they missed out on Mbemba (who’s now set for Porto), so let’s hope the same does not happen with Sels.

We could really do with cutting the wage bill, raising some cash and shipping out those with no futures – but, at the same time, we’re not going to be giving players away.

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About Olly Hawkins

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

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