Speaking to Het Nieuwsblad, Newcastle United goalkeeper Matz Sels has stated that he will be looking to leave St. James’ Park next summer.
With Tim Krul being loaned to Ajax Amsterdam, Newcastle United splashed around £5 million to secure the services of Matz Sels from Gent over the summer and many felt that the Magpies had pulled off a major coup by attracting the Belgian to St. James’ Park despite the club’s relegation into the Championship.
Sels started off in a positive fashion at Newcastle but following a howler against Aston Villa in a 1-1 draw back in September, the 24-year-old lost his place as the number one spot between the sticks to Karl Darlow.
Sels wants Newcastle exit
Since being dropped, Sels has not featured in a single game so far and has been completely omitted from the Newcastle matchday squad for the last three consecutive matches.
It is looking increasingly clear that Sels has fallen out of favour and now the talented custodian has gone on to admit that he is likely to be leaving Newcastle in the summer, preferably on a loan deal.
He said, “I have not been able to build up the credit here that I had at Gent. If the situation stays the same, I will talk to Newcastle in the summer about a solution.
“Never say ‘never’, but a return to Belgium, certainly not next season. Maybe a loan (next season) to another English club and then in time I can still return to Newcastle.”