Despite Woodman only playing a handful of games at England U-21 level (and being an unused substitute for them twice over the last week), TalkSPORT Drive host Adrian Durham reckoned the 21-year-old should be included in Southgate’s squad this summer.
Don’t get me wrong, Freddie looks like a big talent, but surely we’ll have to see him break through into our senior set up (and establish himself at England U-21 level) before anyone can even throw his name forward for the full national side?
He’s been impressing at Aberdeen following a loan move to the SPL side in January, keeping three clean sheets and saving a few penalties along the way, but this is a pretty barmy claim and one that doesn’t really add up.
Joe Hart’s inclusion in Southgate’s latest squad may have seemed farcical on recent form, but to suggest Woodman – a man with just one appearance for NUFC – would get in ahead of either Butland, Pickford or Pope seems a little far fetched.
He may be a future England number one, but he’s not going to be considered this summer.