Celtic reportedly want goalkeeper Gareth Southgate dubbed ‘exciting’ – originally posted on Sportslens.com
Celtic want to bring Newcastle United goalkeeper Freddie Woodman to Parkhead this summer, according to Chronicle Live.
The Hoops were interested in signing the former England youth international back in 2018 but he joined Aberdeen on loan instead.
Celtic are back for Woodman’s signature again, but another club could stand in their way again, with Southampton also eyeing a move for him.
The 24-year-old just ended his second season-long loan at Swansea City, suffering heartbreak in Saturday’s Championship play-offs final as Brentford secured a 2-0 win to earn Premier League promotion.
The Welsh outfit are hoping to be third time lucky next season and are keen to retain the services of the Newcastle man.
Woodman is not guaranteed a place in the Magpies’ or Southampton starting XI, and while remaining with Swansea is appealing, he could be looking to challenge himself at Celtic.
The Premiership giants are playing in Europe and looking to take back the title from Rangers’ hand, and they could do with a quality goalie in goal.
Bright future for Freddie Woodman?
— The Chronicle (@ChronicleNUFC) August 30, 2019
England manager Gareth Southgate revealed back in 2019 that he is keeping tabs on the “exciting youngster”, and Celtic could be landing someone capable of inspiring them to domestic dominance next term.
Vasilis Barkas, Scott Bain and Conor Hazard all played for the Parkhead giants in 2020-21, but none of them stood out.
Celtic need a top-quality goalie for the challenge ahead, and Woodman could be perfect for the job.
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