Swansea City have announced that Newcastle goalkeeper Freddie Woodman is down in London as he self-isolates during the coronavirus pandemic.
However, Freddie is still managing to assist some of his more vulnerable family members while in isolation. He’s been collecting some essentials for his grandparents and leaving them at their front door.
The 23-year-old is also keeping fit following the fitness plan outlined for him by Swansea fitness coach David Tivey.
This is some of what Woodman has said about how he is managing during this pandemic:
“I’ve gone back to London to my house, where my parents are also staying.
“It’s been a great opportunity to help my grandparents and great-grandparents. They don’t live too far away from me, so I’ve been doing shopping runs for them and delivering food to their doorstep.
“It’s been difficult not seeing them, but it’s important that they stay self-isolated, are safe and have everything they need in the house.
“In these times it’s tremendously important that we look out for each other, particularly the elderly, and follow all of the NHS and government guidelines.
“I’ve seen some amazing gestures made by people all over the country during this difficult time, so it’s just a small thing from me that is hopefully making a big difference to them.
“I built a home gym last summer, and it turns out that it’s the best investment I’ve ever made. I’ve absolutely battered it since self-isolation came in.
“I see this time as an opportunity to improve my body – to get stronger – in readiness for when the season continues.”
Woodman has been very impressive on loan at Swansea, starting every game in the league while keeping 11 clean sheets. With just one year remaining on his contract after this one, he’s been receiving some outside interest from clubs like Arsenal.
Steve Bruce will meet with Freddie after this season to discuss his future on Tyneside. Hopefully, he can be convinced to sign a new deal keeping him at the club he joined as a 16-year-old in 2013.
Our poll shows that the vast majority of readers hope that happens. Of the 1433 total votes, 87% think Newcastle should try to keep Woodman this summer.
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