According to the Chronicle, both Tottenham and Everton are admirers of Newcastle goalkeeper Freddie Woodman – and Swansea are keen to sign him on a permanent deal.
The 22-year-old signed an extension at St James’ Park before completing a loan move to Swansea last summer, however it’s reported he’ll be returning to Tyneside at the end of the season hoping for first-team football.
With him approaching the final 12 months of his contract, it seems Newcastle United have some big decisions to make.
Lee Ryder reports that Swansea would ‘love’ to sign the England U-21 international on a permanent deal – but insists it would difficult for them to pull off unless they earned promotion back to the Premier League.
He’s been outstanding at Swansea so far, putting in several superb displays and keeping 9 clean sheets – a total that’s only been bettered by Leeds United’s Kiko Casilla.
Another loan move could be on the cards, yet there’ll come a time soon where Woodman will want to know where he stands with NUFC – and it doesn’t seem like he’ll take Martin Dubravka’s no.1 spot anytime soon.
It’s almost a blessing and a curse that we have a top class senior stopper in Martin Dubravka and an exciting young talent in Freddie Woodman.
It’s a good position to be in, but the fact Dubravka is 31 – a good age for a goalkeeper – means it’s difficult to know when Woodman gets his chance should the Slovakian continue to shine.