Newcastle United's Freddie Woodman faces summer decision on his future amid Preston North End and Premier League interest

Preston North End are pushing to sign Newcastle United’s Freddie Woodman – amid Premier League interest in the goalkeeper.

Woodman started last season between the posts with Martin Dubrava and Karl Darlow recovering from surgery and illness respectively. The 25-year-old spent the second half of the campaign on loan at Bournemouth, but was limited to one FA Cup appearance by the form of Mark Travers.

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Woodman has a year left on his United contract, and with the club looking to recruit another goalkeeper this summer, his future looks to lie away from St James’s Park.

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Preston have held talks over a move for Woodman, but there’s also understood to be interest in Woodman from a top-flight club.

Woodman may now have to choose between first-team football in the Championship – or a place on a Premier League bench as a No.2.

Woodman – who made five appearances for Newcastle last season – has previously spent time on loan in the Championship with Swansea City.

The former England Under-21 international – who came up through the ranks at the club – made his United debut four years ago aged 20 in an FA Cup tie against Luton Town.

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Newcastle United goalkeeper Freddie Woodman.

Speaking to the Gazette last year, Woodman said: “I didn’t really hit me at the time, but now I look back and think about playing at St James’s Park in front of 52,000, I’m more proud of it now than I was at the time, if that makes sense.”

Woodman’s father Andy was Newcastle’s goalkeeping coach during Alan Pardew's time as manager.