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Leeds United set sights on Newcastle United goalkeeper

Leeds United want to sign Newcastle United goalkeeper Freddie Woodman on loan, according to The Mirror.

The Whites are in the hunt for a new ‘keeper and are looking to lure the highly-rated England U21 international to Elland Road in the January transfer window.

Marcelo Bielsa’s side have been linked with various goalkeepers over recent weeks, including Burnley’s Tom Heaton, West Bromwich Albion’s Jonathan Bond and Rangers’ Wes Foderingham but now look to have found their man.

Woodman is keen to leave Newcastle in a couple of months’ time to gain some first-team experience. He is currently the Premier League sides’ third choice behind Martin Dubravka and Karl Darlow. Other clubs such as Celtic, Arsenal and Fulham have also been watching him.

The 21-year-old was born in Croydon and started his career at Crystal Palace before making the move up north to Newcastle in 2013. He made his debut for the Magpies last season in an FA Cup tie against Luton Town. That is his only senior appearance for them to date.

Woodman has played first-team football having had loan spells already at Hartlepool United, Crawley Town, Kilmarnock and Aberdeen. He has also represented England at every level from U16 to U21.

He showed his promise starring for England U20’s in their World Cup win last year and won the Golden Glove. He now wants to show what he can do out on loan from Newcastle United. Can Leeds see off interest from other clubs and bring him in on loan in January?

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