Freddie Woodman is reportedly on the radar of Arsenal.
According to football.london, the Newcastle United goalkeeper is interesting the Gunners who are said to have reservations about Runar Runarsson, who signed last summer from Dijon.
Woodman, of course, is currently on loan at Swansea City, where he’s been a regular again this season.
He’s clocked up 68 appearances in all competitions for the Swans since joining for his loan in August 2019, and him moving elsewhere this window seems unlikely.
Interestingly, Woodman’s father Andy is the Head of Goalkeeping at Arsenal.
Whether that ultimately has any bearing remains to be seen.
Woodman may have to leave, but not to Arsenal
Woodman’s chances of becoming number one at St. James’ Park are looking very slim at the moment.
Steve Bruce has two excellent goalkeepers at the moment in Karl Darlow and Martin Dubravka, meaning first-team minutes would be very difficult to come by – even if one of them left.
And at Arsenal, Bernd Leno is firmly established as the number one at the Emirates Stadium.
Woodman is getting regular football right now, and it would probably the wrong decision to stay at Newcastle or move to Arsenal.
Aged 23, he needs to be playing regularly. He’s had a taste of being a number one and he;d potentially regress playing back-up to someone.