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Two Newcastle goalkeepers could be set to leave this summer

8 years ago

Two Newcastle goalkeepers could be set for a move this summer, according to reports on Sunday morning.

Freddie Woodman is still to sort a new contract with United and top clubs are showing interest in him report The Sun.

Woodman turns 19 on Friday (4 March) and was out on loan at Crawley Town this season, only to be called back due to a shortage of keepers when both Tim Krul and Karl Darlow were ruled out, with Rob Elliot also struggling for full fitness.

However, the promising young England keeper was left in no man’s land as despite a number of games on the bench he saw no first team action and at the same time, missed out on regular football in League Two at his loan club.

Also said to be a possible leaver is Paul Woolston, another who has represented England at youth level, Woolston was born in North Shields but supported Sunderland when he was growing up.

Woolston turns 18 in August and obviously will be looking to progress his career, whether at Newcastle or elsewhere.

The Sun:

“Newcastle may lose two England youth team keepers.

“Toon are stalling on deals for Freddie Woodman, 18, and Paul Woolston, 17, which has alerted a host of top clubs.”

If the players end up leaving at the end of their contracts then Newcastle would be entitled to development compensation but that would be a pittance compared to the potential shown by the pair,with especially Freddie Woodman being talked about as potentially being a star of the future.


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