Arsenal eyeing second deal with NUFC after move collapses over £35m demands – Report

Arsenal are eyeing up a summer swoop for Newcastle United goalkeeper Freddie Woodman, according to The Chronicle.

The two clubs are currently finalising a deal that will see Joe Willock return to Tyneside for around £25million, but reports suggest that may not be the final bit of business between the two clubs this summer.

Mikel Arteta’s side are on the hunt for a backup goalkeeper to help meet their English player quota and have had numerous bids rejected for Sheffield United’s Aaron Ramsdale.

Following a £24m bid from Arsenal, The Blades have stuck an outrageous £35million price tag on the player, who conceded a whopping 63 goals in the top flight last season.

Woodman, who has impressed on loan at Swansea in over the last two years, is set to start the campaign as our first-choice keeper, but could soon find himself back on the bench – or even out of the squad – when Martin Dubravka and Karl Darlow return to action in the coming weeks.

The 24-year-old will likely see this opportunity as a last chance saloon for his career on Tyneside, with his desire for regular football being made no secret.

4 thoughts on “Arsenal eyeing second deal with NUFC after move collapses over £35m demands – Report

  1. Fred:
    Well considering we don’t have another first team goalkeeper I can’t see any truth in this.

    Our no.1 and no.2 will be fit and ready to play in the next few weeks, so I can see Woodman wanting a move soon if he falls back down the pecking order


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