Newcastle United may include Freddie Woodman in a potential swap deal to sign Joe Willock in the summer transfer window.
The Lowdown: Willock wanted
As quoted by the Evening Standard, Steve Bruce has admitted that he would ‘love’ to sign Willock on a permanent deal from Arsenal, given how successful his loan spell was at St James’ Park.
The midfielder scored eight goals in 14 matches in the Premier League for the Magpies (Transfermarkt), so it is not a surprise that Bruce would like to have him back.
The Latest: Swap deal?
As per The Chronicle, Woodman could be used in a potential swap deal with the Gunners to bring Willock back to Tyneside.
Will Woodman ever make it at Newcastle?
Mikel Arteta’s team are reportedly looking to sign an English goalkeeper to add to their homegrown quota, and Woodman – who is currently valued at £10m – would take a chunk out of the fee that the Magpies would have to pay in order to sign Willock.
The Verdict: Good deal
With Woodman having an uncertain future on Tyneside, given that they already have Martin Dubravka and Karl Darlow on their books, it would seem a wise idea to cash in on him.
Newcastle need to sign Willock permanently, given how much he offered the team during his short loan spell.Magpies legend Alan Shearer hailed his display as ‘magnificent’ in the 3-2 home win over Southampton back in February, showing that it was not just his goals but his all-round performance which caught the eye at St James’ Park.
Given that Arsenal are looking for an Englishman in between the posts, Woodman would certainly help their transfer ambition, so the Magpies may be able to tempt them into selling Willock as a result.
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