Newcastle United could reportedly try and use Freddie Woodman to land Joe Willock – something GBB suggested last month.
The Chronicle have reported Arsenal are looking to sign an English goalkeeper.
The Gunners supposedly want to boost their homegrown quota.
Arsenal also want to use funds generated by a Willock sale to sign other players.
Currently on their radar is Brighton duo Ben White and Tariq Lamptey.
The Chronicle’s reports explains that goalkeeper Woodman is valued at around £10 million.
Potentially that would really help the club in its pursuit of Willock.
The 21-year-old, of course, dazzled during his loan spell last term, and Steve Bruce desperately wants him to return.
Woodman has supposedly been admired by Arsenal for a while.
And it would be no surprise to see them step up efforts to sign him this summer, after a really good couple of years on loan at Swansea City.
One possible sticking point
In theory, using Woodman could be a great way to get Willock back at St. James’ Park.
But it relies on him being happy to make that move.
Woodman has had regular football for the past two years.
He is on record as saying he doesn’t want to be sat on the bench.
There’s a chance that could be his fate if he moved to Arsenal, with Bernd Leno established as the number one.
It could be a slight risk to offload Woodman, but one gets the feeling that this may not be a desirable move for the 24-year-old.