By Danny Wright

3rd Apr, 2018 | 6:39am

Leeds must seal summer swoop for reported £5.2m-rated Newcastle outcast, will solve problem area


Leeds United will have to go out in the summer and buy a new goalkeeper and the underwhelming debut season of Felix Wiedwald, who was completely axed from the matchday squad against Bolton on Friday.

To solve the problem area, Victor Orta must go out and sign Newcastle United outcasted goalkeeper Matz Sels in the summer transfer window once his loan spell at Anderlecht ends.

Sels, 26, has been a mainstay between the sticks for the Belgian champions, earning experience in the Champions League as well as helping Anderlecht maintain they bid to win the Jupiler League title.

Belgian newspaper DH has previously reported that Newcastle are eyeing up a summer sale of the former Gent shot-stopper and have rated him as being worth £5.2million.

It was understood that the Premier League club were looking to make a profit on the goalkeeper they signed for £4.7million in 2016, but it seems unlikely that they would make an extra half-a-million after just 14 appearances in all competitions on Tyneside.

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If Leeds want to seriously improve their squad then they are going to have to spent in excess of £4million on a goalkeeper.

The £500,000 signing of Wiedwald showed that bargain buys are not the way to improve the squad and in Sels they will be getting someone who has been playing regularly and keeping regular clean sheets in a top-flight league.

Orta has to get rid of Wiedwald and then make the Newcastle outcast one of his priorities in the summer in order to finally start to win back some of the faith from the fans.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites needs to re-sign this £60,000-a-week international attacker in the summer as he nears the end of his deal.

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