Newcastle United have a big decision to make on goalkeeper Freddie Woodman in the next 48 hours, according to the Chronicle.
The regional newspaper claim that the Magpies have a decision to make on the 22-year-old shot-stopper as he aims to be sent out on loan this week.
The Chronicle report that Woodman is likely to consider his options when his contract expires next summer and state that the Magpies blocked his loan exit last summer due to him not signing a paltry contract offer.
The Chronicle’s report also reveals that two Championship clubs have already approached the Magpies about signing Woodman as they’re trying to sign him before their season kicks off this weekend.
Newcastle do have a bit of a dilemma on their hands with Woodman as there’s a real chance he could walk out of St James Park for free next summer, this is especially the case when you consider clubs like Celtic and Arsenal are thought to be keen. The in-demand 22-year-old has never really be given a proper chance to shine at the Magpies and it’ll be interesting to see what the club does. Woodman has made only four appearances for the senior side, with three of those appearances being made last season in the FA Cup, and clearly needs more first-team experience in order to fulfil his potential. While Woodman got to play three times for the senior side last season, it was a wasted campaign for him as it didn’t really further his development. It seems the Magpies blocked a loan move last time around due to his contract situation, and if they do that again, it will clearly be to the hinderance of the player.