Newcastle United fans react on Twitter to Matz Sels signing, many want Tim Krul to leave

Newcastle United's Tim Krul

The Belgian has arrived from Gent on a five-year deal.

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Newcastle United have completed their first signing of the summer with the arrival of Belgian goalkeeper Matz Sels from KAA Gent.

The 24-year-old stopper, who was voted the goalkeeper of the year in Belgium last season, arrives on a five-year deal as Newcastle look to earn immediate promotion back to the Premier League under Rafa Benitez.

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When explaining his decision to move to St James’ Park the Belgian had this to say to the official Newcastle United website:

"I'm very pleased - I'm very happy to be here. In Belgium, Newcastle is a really big club, and that's why I chose Newcastle.

Newcastle United's Tim Krul

"As soon as Newcastle showed their interest in me, and I spoke to the coach, Rafa Benitez, it was an easy decision to make."

Sels arrives with a big reputation as a potential future star and will immediately challenge for the number one spot with the currently injured pair of Rob Elliot and Tim Krul – whilst Karl Darlow will also be hoping to keep Sels out of the first-team picture.

Newcastle's Karl Darlow

Considering the amount of goalkeeping options available to Newcastle, with talented youngster Freddie Woodman also on the books, the decision to bring in Sels might be a strange one.

But whilst Newcastle might need to make improvements in other positions, many a Newcastle fan on Twitter is happy to see Sels arriving – as it might spell the end for the currently injured Dutchman Krul.

His form had dipped even prior to his injury problems and many Newcastle fans on Twitter are pleased to see a potential replacement come through the door.

Here is how the fans reacted to the news of Sels’ signing on Twitter…

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