It’s been about a week since we last received an update from Belgium on the Matz Sels to Anderlecht transfer, which is never a good sign.
The Belgian side were said to have offered €2m for the Newcastle goalkeeper, which was turned down, only to return with a €2m + bonuses offer, which was also turned down.
Sels, who wanted to make his loan permanent, was said to be ‘disappointed’ with Anderlecht’s negotiating tactics, questioning their desire to sign him in the process.
Well, Luc Devroe, the club’s director of football, has now revealed what’s happened, and it isn’t good news for Sels.
He told DH: “It’s a question of budget. It was too dangerous to put that much for a player. The fee, the wages, the commissions. It was a lot to put on the table”.
So, this means Sels now has two options left: either find himself another move, whether it be a loan or a permanent transfer, or spend the season in the north of England trying to prove to Rafa Benitez he’s better than Martin Dubravka, who was recently signed after an impressive second half of the season on loan from Sparta Prague.