Newcastle United ace Freddie Woodman has been tipped to possibly replace Fraser Forster at Celtic as Neil Lennon spoke to Sky Sports News about how a deal has not yet been agreed with Southampton to retain the English goalkeeper in the Scottish Premiership at Celtic Park.
As per The Chronicle, Woodman is thought to be on the shortlist of the Scottish giants in the upcoming summer transfer window if a deal with Forster is not agreed.
The 23-year old has a year left on his current contract after signing an extension last summer, but his future at the Tyneside club may be in doubt as Steve Bruce already has Martin Dubravka and Karl Darlow to call upon in the goalkeeping position, as well as Mark Gillespie joining up from Motherwell after the departure of Rob Elliot.
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Woodman has been enjoying a fine 2019/20 season on loan at Swansea City so far, keeping a relatively impressive 12 clean sheets in 41 games in the EFL Championship, according to Transfermarkt.
The Englishman has helped the Welsh team to 8th place in the table on 60 points, just four off of the play-off spots with five matches still left to play (via BBC).
However, with the number of goalkeepers already at the Magpies at the moment, there may not be a place for Woodman at St. James’ Park and thus he may have to move elsewhere if he wants to achieve more regular first-team football.
With the departure of Forster, he may be asked to step in by Lennon as they look to chase an 11th consecutive title.
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