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SportCeltic given transfer boost in Woodman pursuit

14:45  06 december  2018
14:45  06 december  2018 Source:   readsport.co

Celtic keeping tabs on Newcastle's Freddie Woodman

Celtic keeping tabs on Newcastle's Freddie Woodman Celtic are keeping tabs on Newcastle United goalkeeper Freddie Woodman, according to reports. TalkSPORT, who cite claims from the Mirror, reveal that Arsenal, Leeds and Celtic are interested in signing the player during the January transfer window. Woodman is highly rated at Newcastle but has failed to break into their first-team plans. The England youth international has been tipped for a big move from a young age, despite the lack of senior appearances. Leeds are said to have launched an approach to sign the player after suffering a goalkeeping crisis at Elland Road, however, new reports reveal they will face competition for his signature. With Craig Gordon due to turn 36 at the end of the year, Celtic are likely to be in the market for his replacement in the not too distant future. Woodman has previously enjoyed loan spells in Scotland with Kilmarnock and Aberdeen earlier in his career.

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Celtic’s pursuit of Newcastle goalkeeper Freddie Woodman may not be over after all.

It looked as if the player was set to join Leeds on loan in the new year, but Marcelo Bielsa has revealed that a move to Elland Road is not on the cards for the player.

With Woodman continuing to be linked with a move away from St James’ Park, Bielsa’s latest comments offer hope to both Arsenal and Celtic, who were linked with deals to sign the goalkeeper on a permanent basis.

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The Mirror reports that the Leeds United boss is not considering a deal to sign either Woodman or Burnley keeper Tom Heaton, despite the Whites’ concerns in between the sticks.

Woodman closing in on Leeds loan move

Woodman closing in on Leeds loan move Leeds United have seemingly won the race to sign Freddie Woodman from Newcastle, beating Arsenal and Celtic to his signature. The Bristol Post reports that the player will head off on loan to the Championship, but remains part of Newcastle’s long-term plans. Marcelo Bielsa’s side have been searching for an emergency loan signing after an injury crisis briefly left them with no senior goalkeeper. Both Arsenal and Celtic were linked with moves to sign Woodman but would reporteldy have prefered the chance to land the player on a permanent basis. Woodman is highly rated at Newcastle but has long been linked with moves away from the club amid concerns about his first-team chances. Newcastle will be hoping Woodman can flourish with regular game time in the Championship and potentially boost his chances of replacing the experienced Martin Dubravka as the number one in the not too distant future at St James’ Park.

Celtic FC. Given a prominent creative role by hosts Russia at the World Cup though, he stood out as one of their According to The Sun though, both Arsenal and Chelsea may well have been handed a transfer boost in their £26m pursuit , as Juventus are tipped to struggle to afford his price-tag given

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The youngster is very highly rated at the club but has found game time hard to come by at St James’ Park.

He could struggle to break into Rafa Benitez’s side going forward following suggestions that they are set to sign Geronimo Rulli in January.

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Leeds approach Newcastle over Woodman deal.
Championship high-flyers Leeds United have reportedly approached Newcastle over a potential deal to sign Freddie Woodman in January. Chronicle Live reports that Marcelo Bielsa’s men have targetted the England youth international after suffering an injury crisis between the sticks. Both senior goalkeepers Bailey Peacock-Farrell and Jamal Blackman, who is on loan from Chelsea, are suffering from respective injuries. Woodman has been heavily linked with moves away from Newcastle for some time as he sets his sights on first-team football. The promising youngster has previously been linked with the likes of Arsenal and Chelsea, but Leeds would be able to offer the player first-team football as they continue their push to secure promotion to the Premier League. Newcastle have been keen to keep hold of the player, but with first-team football at St James’ Park looking unlikely anytime soon, they may well struggle to convince him into sticking around for that opportunity.

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