Leeds look to Newcastle and England prospect to solve goalkeeping crisis

Date published: Wednesday 28th November 2018 6:01

Leeds United are interested in Newcastle United and England Under-21 goalkeeper Freddie Woodman, according to reports.

Leeds are struggling for options between the sticks at present, with Bailey Peacock-Farrell their only fit senior goalkeeper. On-loan keeper Jamal Blackman has returned to Chelsea after suffering a broken leg, while 20-year-old Will Huffer made his Championship debut against Bristol City in November as a result of the goalkeeping crisis.

According to The Mirror, Leeds will turn to 21-year-old Woodman in January as a solution to their issues.

Woodman has only made one senior appearance for Newcastle, coming in last season’s FA Cup, but has spent time on loan at the likes of Kilmarnock and Aberdeen. He was also a member of the England U20 squad that won the World Cup in 2017, saving a penalty in the final and winning the Golden Glove award for the tournament’s best goalkeeper.

However, the report claims Leeds will face competition from Celtic, Fulham and Arsenal for the shot-stopper.

Earlier this week, it was reported that Marcelo Bielsa is also considering a move for Rangers keeper Wes Foderingham to solidify his goalkeeping department.


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