Freddie Woodman keen for loan spell after signing new long-term Newcastle deal

Freddie Woodman
Freddie Woodman

Newcastle United have made another summer signing – goalkeeper Freddie Woodman.

The 19-year-old has committed his long-term future to the club.

Woodman – who had been interesting Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur – has signed a new four-year deal at St James’s Park.

“I’m delighted,” said Woodman.

“I’ve been at this club for five years, and I consider this place home now.

“It’s a great moment for me and my family to continue the journey with Newcastle and sign for four more years.”

It’s a great moment for me and my family to continue the journey with Newcastle and sign for four more years.

Freddie Woodman

Woodman, an England Under-19 international, had a spell on loan at Crawley Town last season.

But Woodman’s time at the club was cut short by an injury to Tim Krul last October, which led to him being recalled by United.

And the 19-year-old, son of former Newcastle goalkeeping coach Andy, will be loaned out by United manager Rafa Benitez this season for more experience.

Woodman told of his keenness for more first-team football at the end of last season.

Reflecting on the club’s relegation and his own experience, he said: “It’s been a difficult time for the club and a difficult time for myself.

“I haven’t got as much game time as I’d have liked this season, and it’s something I’ll have to look at and see if I can get out on loan.

“It’s a tough time, but I’m sure the club will bounce back.”

Woodman played for England in this summer’s European Under-19 Championships in Germany.