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Newcastle Sign Up Top Youngster On Four Year Deal

5:49 pm, Monday, August 1st, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 15 Comments

Newcastle have signed up top young goalkeeper Freddie Woodman on a four year deal.

Woodman is one of our best young players at the club and he recently starred for the England U-19 side in the U-19 European Championships in Germany,  with England being beaten 2-1 by Italy in the semi-finals.

He was also in the England U-17 team two years ago along with Adam Armstrong, that won the European U-17 Championship, when we beat Germany in the final.

It’s excellent news the club have signed up this top young player.

freddie woodman after singing 4 year deal

Freddie Woodman – after signing 4 year deal

Here’s Newcastle’s statement:

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Newcastle United goalkeeper Freddie Woodman has signed a new four-year deal with the Club.

The highly-rated 19-year-old has committed his future to the Magpies, putting pen to paper on a new contract that will keep him at St. James’ Park until 2020.

He has extended his stay on Tyneside after a season in which he made his senior debut while on loan at Crawley Town, before helping England U-19s reach the semi-finals of the European Under-19 Championships earlier this summer.

After joining the Red Devils last July, London-born Woodman made 12 appearances at the Checkatrade.com Stadium before an injury to Tim Krul saw him return to the North-East after his season-long loan was cut short.

He ended last season as understudy to Karl Darlow in the United goal.

Woodman, who has been capped by England at U-16, U-17, U-18 and U-19 level, also had a short spell on loan at Hartlepool United in 2014.

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This is what Freddie has said about his new deal:

“I’m delighted,” “I’ve been at this Club for five years and I do consider this place home now.” 

“It’s a great moment for me and my family to continue the journey with Newcastle and sign for four more years.”

There had been some rumors earlier this year that Freddie may be moving to Crystal Palace to rejoin his father Andy – who’s the goalkeeper coach there and was part of Alan Pardew’s coaching team at Newcastle – one reason Freddie joined Newcastle.

But it seems that once Rafa Benitez came in things settled down a lot and the world-class manager is building Newcastle United into a top club in England.

We’ve got to believe that Freddie has seen that happening in front of his eyes over the last several months.

It’s s now likely that Freddie will be sent out on a season-long loan so he gets first team experience that will aid in his development as  a potential top class goalkeeper of the future.

Comments welcome.



Tags: Coaching · Contracts · Freddie Woodman · Newcastle News · Newcastle Youth · Pre-season




15 responses so far ↓

  • 1 WWSBRD // Aug 1, 2016 at 5:54 PM

    Very good news

    SPRINGY
    Hasnt Ritchie been rested because of a minor injury rather than Anita been seen as an actual option on the right?

  • 2 Shadow_Shearer // Aug 1, 2016 at 5:57 PM

    I just seen the mohammad diame potential signing. I think he would be a great signing.
    Sissoko is the better player, but I believe diame would be alot more consistent, so I’d happily take him.
    Espically for 4.5 million, get rid of sissoko for 30 million & his stinking attitude. He’s a rotten apple in the group.

  • 3 Jail for Ashley // Aug 1, 2016 at 6:02 PM

    Now get him out on loan to a league one team.

  • 4 Mister Tuff // Aug 1, 2016 at 6:04 PM

    Jib – you are really an unpleasant character. You cite posts by Jail as being racist – smoking khat and getting the lip on. What utter rubbish – and more alarming if you really believe what you’ve posted.
    I accuse the missus of getting the lip on – nothing at all to do with racism.

    This blog probably attracts more worldwide Toon fans than others – different beliefs/religions. It is up to a decent few who can bother their arses to say something against bigots like you to send a message to those others that they are welcome on the blog regardless of their beliefs/where they are from -j’accuse!

  • 5 welshgeordie9 // Aug 1, 2016 at 6:05 PM

    We could be waiting a long time to get diame in, if we get him that is.

  • 6 Ron Knee // Aug 1, 2016 at 6:07 PM

    Apparently, Diamé is due in court tomorrow morning!

  • 7 Laurent Robert 32 // Aug 1, 2016 at 6:07 PM

    Good to see Woodman sign up to a new deal. He looks very promising, and it’s great he’s in with the England youths.

  • 8 Jib // Aug 1, 2016 at 6:08 PM

    Shadow_Shearer
    Since Agent Bruce jumped ship Hull City are rudderless – Mike Phelan has proven in the past he cannot do the job.
    Diabe could be the first of a few to leave in the coming days.

  • 9 welshgeordie9 // Aug 1, 2016 at 6:09 PM

    According to the Northern Echo, we might have to wait until hull gets a manager.

  • 10 Average_Contents // Aug 1, 2016 at 6:09 PM

    Mister T

    The ‘lip on’ one was by me. Everybody knows what it means. It’s just talking shite to cause what it loves.

    Can’t someone hunt it down and put it out of its misery?

  • 11 Average_Contents // Aug 1, 2016 at 6:11 PM

    Glad he’s all sorted out and signed up.

    Thought he’d well be away with his dad to palace to join the king.

  • 12 Jib // Aug 1, 2016 at 6:15 PM

    Diamé even

  • 13 Belfast // Aug 1, 2016 at 6:16 PM

    If he has a release clause and we’ve triggered the clause it should be done pretty quickly Welshie.

    If he wants to join of course.

  • 14 firebug666 // Aug 1, 2016 at 6:17 PM

    I don’t see why we would have to wait for Hull to get a manager, If we have met his release clause we can discuss terms with him, then it is up to him.

  • 15 DubaiMicky // Aug 2, 2016 at 4:57 AM

    I wonder what his father said to him?




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