Celtic, Arsenal and Leeds want to sign young star in January transfer window

Arsenal, Celtic, Fulham and Leeds United are all monitoring the progress of Newcastle goalkeeper Freddie Woodman with a view to making an offer for the 21-year-old in the January transfer window.

Woodman has only played one game for the Magpies and remains the third choice keeper at St James Park but is highly regarded and is being touted as one for the future.

The England Under-20 World Cup winner has regularly been loaned out and has had stints with Hartlepool, Crawley Town, Kilmarnock and Aberdeen.

Leeds United are reported to be the keenest to sign the Golden Glove award winner in last years Under-20 World Cup, they currently have just one senior keeper and are desperately looking for a back up to Bailey Peacock-Farrell as was clearly shown recently when they had to turn to youth teamer Will Huffer when Peacock-Farrell was out injured.

Arsenal, Celtic and Fulham have all sent scouts to watch Woodman but as things stand today it is Leeds United that are favourites to come to some sort of agreement with Newcastle for the youngster’s services.

That could all change of course if the likes of Arsenal or Celtic make a firm offer.

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