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Newcastle signing pictured with shirt as Gent move for replacement

4 years ago

Matz Sels arrived in Newcastle on Tuesday morning to take his medical and is now expected to be officially unveiled today as the first Rafa Benitez signing for Newcastle United.

The 24 year old Matz Sels has been number one at Gent for the last two seasons and is curremtly fourth choice for his country, with Thibaut Courtois number one for Belgium at the Euro 2016 and Simon Mignolet & Jean-Francois Gillet as back-up in France.

Over in Belgum, Het Nieuwsblad have now confirmed that the Newcastle United medical went through without a problem and a fee of 6m euros (approx £4.9m) has been agreed, the player signing on until summer 2021.

Het Nieuwsblad report that the 6m euros will be the biggest fee Gent have ever received when selling a player and that they already have a replacement lined up.

Jacob Rinne is set to sign for 800,000 euros from Swedish side Orebro, the 23 year making a first appearance for his national side in January.

Having previously had an unsuccessful trial at Everton, Rinne was scheduled to represent Sweden at this summer’s Olympics but with a change of clubs, is now expected to opt out of the chance to go to Rio.

Het Nieuwsblad have also published this photo below which is claimed to be the first sighting of Matz Sels with his Newcastle shirt.


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