Newcastle United’s England youth international Freddie Woodman has been playing for the England U21 team in the Toulon Tournament in France.
But although England beat Qatar 4-0 in their last game, they must wait to see if they qualify for the semi-finals.
They finished level with Mexico on goal difference but scored one fewer goal, and they must hope that old enemy Scotland lose to South Korea.
At the time of writing Scotland are winning 2-0 after 30 minutes, so it doesn’t look too promising.
Freddie Woodman – 21-year-old Newcastle goalkeeper
Newcastle’s 21-year-old went on loan to Aberdeen this year bit only played 8 times before Joe Lewis, their number one goalkeeper was fit again and returned to the starting lineup.
Several League One and Championship sides are keen to take the goalkeeper, but Rafa has to ensure he will get plenty of games wherever he goes next season.
Newcastle will have three senior goalkeepers at the club next season – newly signed Martin Dubravka will start as the number one, with Karl Darlow as the backup; Karl is looking to sign a new contract this summer.
Rob Elliot will probably start as the third choice in August and last summer he began as the number one choice goalkeeper and finished as the third choice goalkeeper, after losing his place through injury.
Freddie is keen to get first team playing time experience so a good season out on loan with a Championship club and he may be ready next summer to stay at the club and fight for the number one position at Newcastle.
Freddie has played once for Newcastle and 29 first team games while on loan at Crawley Town, Kilmarnock and Aberdeen.