There now seems to be a Belgian article on Matz Sels’ future every week, and they all come to a similar conclusion.
Whilst keeping Sels at Anderlecht beyond the end of his Newcastle United loan is something which has been under consideration, there’s big problems over the cost of a deal. Het Nieuwsblad go over the situation again on Wednesday as they look at Anderlecht’s goalkeeping options.
Newcastle’s signing of Martin Dubrakva is seen as something which could be a long term partnership, and whilst that pushes Sels further out it doesn’t necessarily mean he’ll stay at Anderlecht.
Het Niuewsblad say the goalkeeper’s excellent form shows a move has to be considered, but his €3m a year wages, and any demands from Newcastle United, would prove a problem.
An ‘ambitious Championship club’ is presented as an option which would certainly appeal to Sels, and that could present an option for clubs including Leeds United.
The Yorkshire club have had a nightmare with goalkeepers this season and it would be no surprise if they look to solve the issue in the summer window.
Felix Wiedwald hasn’t been the answer expected, and Andy Lonergan isn’t a long term option. Whilst Bailey Peacock-Farrell has shown glimpses that he could be the answer, at 21 years of age it may be considered he’s got more to learn to be the consistent answer for Leeds United.
Matz Sels’ form may well be a temptation, and with Andrea Radrizzani making it clear he’s going to explore loans, just like Wolves, Sels doesn’t look a bad place to start.
Newcastle United have Sels on a contract until 2021, sending him to Leeds could increase his value, and provide someone for Peacock-Farrell to learn from.
Het Nieuwsblad even suggest, that with Sels’ form justifying a place in Belgium’s World Cup squad, he could attract a ‘rich’ English offer.