Surprising news today that 18 year-old goalkeeper England Youth goalkeeper Freddie Woodman is wanted by both Arsenal and Southampton in the summer.
Freddie Woodman – 18 year-old Newcastle goalkeeper
Freddie has been a star of the England Youth sides over the last couple of years, and has been on the bench at Newcastle this season, and is very highly thought of on Tyneside.
And maybe that’s one reason Newcastle may be willing to move out Tim Krul in the summer, so that Freddie can be persuaded to stay on Tyneside.
If that happens Freddie would have the chance of being the number one goalkeeper at Newcastle in a year or two.
Certainly Freddie is a very talented goalkeeper with a great temperament, and he looks a potentially great goalkeeper of the future, and he’s a player we shouldn’t be selling for £1M to either Arsenal or the Saints.
Woodman will likely be playing for the England’s U-19 side tonight against France in the European Under-19 Championship qualifier, and he’s also very highly rated at St. George’s Park.
Hopefully Mike Ashley will stop selling our top players, and that also goes for our top young players coming through the ranks – and that definitely includes Freddie Woodman.
We need to keep this lad on Tyneside.
What do you think?
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