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.

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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.

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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.

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Freddie Woodman (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images)

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.

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