'Keep him at all costs' - Newcastle United fans speculate over player's future after 'unbelievable' performance

Freddie Woodman played a starring role for Swansea City in their 1-0 win at Barnsley on Monday night – leaving Newcastle United with a big decision to make over the goalkeeper’s future.

By Jordan Cronin
Tuesday, 18th May 2021, 8:03 am
Updated Tuesday, 18th May 2021, 8:03 am

That’s the view of a number of Magpies supporters after the 24-year-old pulled off a string of saves as the Swans won the first leg of their Championship play-off semi-final.

Woodman is due to return to Tyneside this summer following a second loan spell at the Liberty Stadium – joining Martin Dubravka, Karl Darlow and Mark Gillespie in a very talented goalkeeping department.

Here is how some United supporters reacted to his performance on social media:

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Newcastle United goalkeeper Freddie Woodman is currently on loan at Swansea City. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)

@NUFCStudsUp: The Dubravka/Woodman decision might have to happen earlier than we expected.

@MasonNUFC_: Yet ANOTHER clean sheet for Freddie Woodman tonight. Can see him being Newcastle and England number one in a few years.

@JakeJackmann: The Freddie Woodman situation is now fascinating. He’s ready to play regular first team football and he could be our keeper for the next decade. On the other hand, Dubravka is class.

@Joe_Gray21: Freddie Woodman was unbelievable for Swansea tonight. We need to keep him at all costs. #NUFC

@RyanMoseleynufc: We have some keeper on our hands in woodman if we keep up. Be our number one in the next few years I think #nufc

@ShaunIrving_: Woodman HAS to be our No. 1 from next season #NUFC

@gooda_10: Loved Darlow this season but pls cash in while there’s a bit of value there and get Freddie Woodman involved in the first team, long term number 1 right there

@ToonMouthTyne: Woodman has been nurtured by @NUFC for almost 10 years.....I love Dubravka but we can't let this lad go. Make him number 2 and rotate him in for cups and midweek matches. Then in a year or two, make him number one.

@NufcNath92: Freddie Woodman had a very good game for Swansea there. Made some decent saves and his positioning was bang on. Will be gutted if he leaves permanently – massive talent.

@cameronwatt1892: Freddie Woodman to be Dubravka’s successor.

bethmaiden13: Woodman isn’t half putting in a shift for Swansea here. Would love to see him have a chance for the Toon in the future!

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