Celtic on alert as Newcastle ponder selling highly-rated talent

Date published: Thursday 16th July 2020 3:01

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Celtic are reportedly on alert after it emerged that Newcastle could be ready to cash in on young goalkeeper Freddie Woodman.

Neil Lennon’s men are monitoring Woodman’s progress, if they fail to Fraser Forster’s loan into a permanent move.

Woodman is currently on loan at Championship outfit Swansea, although his season has been cut shirt by injury.

But when asked by a Swansea fan if Newcastle could sell the 23-year-old, respected journalist Alan Nixon confirmed it was a possibility.

Martin Dubravka is firmly entrenched as the Magpies No 1, meaning Woodman would probably have to look for another move.

And Nixon claims that could be a permanent exit, leaving Celtic to compete with the Swans for his signature.

The former England U21 keeper has also spent time on loan with Kilmarnock as well as Aberdeen. But with ex-Motherwell stopper Mark Gillespie singing for the Toon, Woodman’s time on Tyneside could be up.

Celtic are also being linked with Joe Hart as well as AEK Athens goalkeeper Vasilis Barkas.

However, Forster remains their first choice after impressing during his loan stint from Saints, with Woodman seemingly a plan B.


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