Swansea City manager Steve Cooper has revealed there has been no official contact with Newcastle United about the future of Freddie Woodman.

The goalkeeper is on a loan with the Championship side until the end of the season, and some have been wondering whether he will be turning his move permanent.

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Woodman has impressed at the Liberty Stadium since first arriving at the start of the 2019/20 campaign.

He went back to the club last summer for a second stint, and has again been catching the eye for the Swans, who are second in the table and have the best defensive record in the division by some distance.

They’ve shipped just 13 goals in 24 league games, with Woodman keeping 14 clean sheets so far.

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Many Swansea fans are really hoping he stays beyond the summer, but there’s no news yet about a permanent switch according to Cooper.

When asked if there had been contact with Newcastle, he said (Wales Online): “No. Nothing at all.

 

“Newcastle have been good through the 18 months he’s been with us in terms of communication.

“But in terms of anything official from Swansea’s point of view we’ve not heard a thing.”

Newcastle should cash in on Woodman

Newcastle should be looking to cash in on Woodman.

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The club have two fine goalkeepers battling for the number one position at the moment in Karl Darlow and Martin Dubravka, meaning Woodman isn’t going to get a look in.

Given how key he’s been for Swansea, Newcastle are in a good position to demand a decent price for Woodman, knowing the Swans will likely not want to lose him.

Preferably, Newcastle can make that sale very soon and quickly reinvest the money to strengthen the first-team.

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