Newcastle prospect signs new contract, rejoins Swansea on loan

Date published: Sunday 16th August 2020 4:45 - Samuel Bannister

Freddie Woodman has rejoined Swansea on loan for the season after signing a new contract at Newcastle, where he hopes to become number one in the future.

Woodman has signed a three-year deal to commit his long-term future to the Magpies. However, in the short-term, he will be heading back to Wales.

The 23-year-old, whose latest contract includes an option to extend, will spend next season on loan at Sky Bet Championship Swansea, for whom he made 43 starts during the last campaign before a hip injury ruled him out of the play-offs.

Woodman told NUFC TV: “It’s great news for me – I can look towards the future and see myself as a Newcastle player. It’s great for the club to commit to me and I can stay there another three years, which is huge.

“I see myself as a Newcastle player and my ultimate goal is to be the Newcastle number one, so hopefully I can do that.”

Woodman won the Under-20 World Cup with England in 2017 and the Under-21 international has trained with Gareth Southgate’s senior squad.

There had been reports that Newcastle were considering cashing in on him this summer. That had put Celtic on alert, but they have now missed out.

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