Freddie Woodman issues update on his Newcastle United future

Freddie Woodman hopes his long-term future lies at Newcastle United.

Woodman is impressing this season on loan at Swansea City. The 23-year-old – who has made a handful of first-team appearances for United – is focused on the Championship club’s promotion push, but he still hopes to succeed on Tyneside.

"One day I want to be (Newcastle’s No.1),” Woodman told The Athletic. “That’s why I’ve signed long-term at Newcastle.

"Wherever I go to or whatever I do, I want to know ‘this is the best of me – I can’t give any more’. I’d love that to be as Newcastle’s No.1, but that moment certainly isn’t now. My ambition right now is to continue proving I deserve to be Swansea’s No.1.”

Freddie Woodman celebrates Swansea City's win over Nottingham Forest.

Woodman is under contract at Newcastle until 2023. Martin Dubravka and Karl Darlow are ahead of him in the pecking order at St James’s Park. The club also signed free agent Mark Gillespie last summer.