Alan Nixon has revealed that Newcastle United want to sell Freddie Woodman in the summer transfer window.
The Sun journalist was replying to a fan who asked whether there was any news on Woodman possibly going to Swansea City, and Nixon replied on his Twitter page that a deal is possible and that the Tyneside club wanted to sell him.
Possible. Newcastle wanted a sale. You won’t be in that market. https://t.co/4TIGt5MxJb
— Alan Nixon (@reluctantnicko) August 5, 2020
Indeed, the 23-year old has been previously linked with a transfer move to Neil Lennon’s Celtic, as he was rather impressive in his loan spell with the Swans in the Championship in the 2019/20 season. Woodman played in 43 of the games in England’s second tier, keeping a relatively impressive 12 clean sheets and conceding 50 goals, according to Transfermarkt.
However, his time at St. James’ Park has been rather limited, playing in just four senior matches for them in the FA Cup, as per Transfermarkt.
In addition, the Magpies already have Martin Dubravka, Karl Darlow and Mark Gillespie as goalkeeping position, so perhaps it is a wise idea to let Woodman go on a permanent deal so that he can get more regular first-team football elsewhere.
Will Woodman ever make it at Newcastle?
The ‘keeper has also played for the likes of Kilmarnock, Crawley Town and Aberdeen at club level, and has represented England at youth level ranging from the under-16s to the under-21s (via Transfermarkt).
Nevertheless, it looks as if the Toon are trying to get Woodman off of their books, and so Newcastle will surely be looking for a decent transfer fee to let the Englishman go.
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