Within the Chronicle’s piece on the future of young Freddie Woodman and the fact Swansea City seemingly want to keep him they do hint at an area in which Newcastle United are likely to reshuffle over the course of the summer.
Indeed, as per the report, Woodman is unlikely to dislodge Martin Dubravka any time soon and has previously rejected previous offers of extending his deal due to a concern over playing time, which speaks to a wider potential restructure in the goalkeeping department.
Both Karl Darlow and Rob Elliot are said to be coming to the end of their deals on Tyneside, meaning the Toon could look at strengthening.
What does this mean for Newcastle?
Woodman is clearly a highly-rated talent considering the likes of Arsenal and Tottenham have previously looked at signing him following his success with the English national youth sides over the years, so not being able to convince him to stay would be a long-term blow.
There’s little doubting Dubravka’s importance right now but, when looking at the future, finding a replacement of such potential and potential may be difficult. Obviously, it’s a difficult situation as dropping the Slovakian seems unrealistic right now, but it must be concerning long-term.
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