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Swansea City official statement confirms signing of Newcastle United keeper Freddie Woodman for a year

1 year ago
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Swansea City have now confirmed that Freddie Woodman has completed his medical and signed a contract for the next year.

The Newcastle goalkeeper having travelled down on Wednesday ahead of signing a loan deal that will hopefully now see him get regular football at his highest level so far.

Freddie Woodman has been named on the Newcastle bench 52 times but never made it onto the pitch.

The 22 year old limited to only four cup appearances for NUFC.

Woodman has previously gone on loan to Hartlepool and Crawley Town who were both League Two clubs at the time, as well as Kilmarnock and Aberdeen in the Scottish Premier.

Here’s hoping he handles this step up again to the Championship and gets plenty of playing time.

Swansea City Official Statement:

Swansea City has completed the signing of Newcastle United goalkeeper Freddie Woodman on a season-long loan, subject to international clearance.

The 22-year-old travelled to South Wales to undergo his medical on Wednesday, and has signed on for the Swans after putting pen to paper on a contract extension with his parent club.

He will take part in training with his new team-mates on Thursday ahead of this weekend’s Championship opener against Hull.

Croydon-born Woodman – the son of former Crystal Palace, Brentford, Oxford and Northampton keeper Andy – started his youth career with the Eagles but made the move to Tyneside in 2013.

He has made four first-team appearances for the Magpies, being handed his debut against Luton in the FA Cup third round during the 2017-18 season before three further outings in the same competition last term.

During his time with Newcastle, Woodman has had loan spells with Hartlepool, Crawley, Kilmarnock and Aberdeen, and made a particular impression at Rugby Park as he kept five clean sheets in 15 appearances.

Woodman – whose godfather is England boss Gareth Southgate – has been capped by the Three Lions at every age category from under-16 to under-21, with Swans head coach Steve Cooper and goalkeeping coach Martyn Margetson having worked with him at international level.

Woodman was part of the England Under-17 squad that secured the European Championship title in 2014. The keeper conceded just two goals and saved a penalty in the triumph over Holland in the final.

History would repeat itself in 2017 as he saved another penalty in the final to help England Under-20s see off Venezuela to win the World Cup.

Woodman – who beat off competition from Manchester United’s Dean Henderson for a starting role – played alongside the likes of Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Ademola Lookman, Dominic Solanke and Kyle Walker-Peters in the Three Lions’ successful line-up.

He will be hoping to make his mark in SA1 as he competes with Kristoffer Nordfeldt, Erwin Mulder and Steven Benda for the number one shirt.

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