According to the Fox Sports, six Premier League clubs including Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur are all monitoring Newcastle United’s young goalkeeper, Freddie Woodman, as his contract is set to expire in the summer.
In January, the Newcastle Evening Chronicle reported that the Anfield club sent scouts to watch the 19-year-old shot-stopper as Jurgen Klopp is apparently a fan of Woodman and wanted to seize the opportunity to bring him to Merseyside.
Considering that Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino is always determined to add talented players in his young squad, the White Hart Lane club could be one of the major candidates to secure the services of England U19 international.
But who is the Croydon-born player, attracting the attention of six English clubs?
- Woodman started his career at Crystal Palace before moving to the academy set up at Newcastle United in 2013.
- He is the son of former Crystal Palace goalkeeper Andy Woodman (who currently works for the Eagles alongside Alan Pardew) and the godson of former England international defender Gareth Southgate.
- Freddie is 6 ft 1in tall, an all-around goalkeeper and is noted for his quick reactions, reliable hands and excellent footwork.
- Woodman has made 18 appearances for Crawley, Newcastle and the U21s this season, keeping six clean sheets.
- He has been a part of England’s U16, U17, U18 and U19 international sides and made six appearances in the UEFA U19 Euro championship qualifiers, conceding just two goals and picking up five clean sheets.
Woodman is undoubtedly a talent, and if he lets his current contract run down he has a huge decision to make this summer.