Newcastle United ‘interested’ in Manchester United ‘flop’ as Preston boss makes Freddie Woodman transfer admission

Newcastle United are ‘interested’ in signing Barcelona forward Memphis Depay.

Here, we take a look at all the latest transfer gossip surrounding Newcastle United:

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Depay ‘interest’

Memphis Depay of Barcelona dribbles with the ball during the LaLiga Santander match between FC Barcelona and Cadiz CF at Camp Nou on April 18, 2022 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Newcastle United are among a clutch of teams interested in signing Barcelona forward Memphis Depay in January.

According to reports from Mundo Deportivo, Depay will be allowed to leave Barcelona when the transfer window reopens and although the Dutchman may prefer a move to a team in the Champions League, an offer from the Magpies could prove tempting for the 28-year-old.

Depay’s previous experience of the Premier League came during a disappointing spell with Manchester United where he scored just seven goals in 53 appearances in all competitions.

Woodman’s Premier League interest

Freddie Woodman had interest from Premier League clubs in the summer - according to Preston North End manager Ryan Lowe.

Woodman started last season in goal for the Magpies but failed to make another appearance for the club after Karl Darlow, and then Martin Dubravka, were back to full fitness.

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Woodman spent the second half of the season on-loan at Bournemouth before joining Lowe’s Preston on a free transfer this summer - in a move that Lowe revealed was made easier to complete because he and Woodman share the same agency.

Lowe told Lancs Live: “It certainly helped with him being at the same agency as me I’m sure.

“It definitely did down the line, because it was a battle in itself with Premier League clubs on the phone to him when he was driving down here to sign.

“He told them no, that it was done and that his mind and heart was set on it.”