Newcastle youngster open to exit for more first team minutes

February 18, 2021 0 By HearthstoneYarns

Newcastle United goalkeeper Freddie Woodman has suggested that he wants to “kick on” and he is willing to leave the club to do that.

Woodman started his career with Crystal Palace before he signed for Newcastle in 2013. He is yet to make a senior appearance for the Magpies.

The 23-year-old has previously had loan spells with the likes of Kilmarnock and Aberdeen.

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Woodman is enjoying a breakthrough spell with Championship outfit Swansea City. He is currently in his second year with the Swans and in that time he has totted up 67 appearances.

Over the years the ‘keeper has been capped at every youth level for England from U-16s to the U-21s. He was part of the side that won the FIFA U-20 World Cup in 2017.

Speaking with The Athletic, Woodman insisted that he wants to “experience so much more” in his career:

“As happy as I am to have played those games, deep down, I want more. I see (Karl) Darlow doing really well now and I’ve watched Martin (Dubravka), Tim Krul, Steve Harper; all these goalies have played so many games.

“I think to myself, ‘I’d love to do that, to go out and play in front of 52,000 for such a massive club and rack up the games’.

“I look back and appreciate playing for such a big club but I also think, ‘Come on, I want to experience so much more and kick on’. It makes me super excited for what’s to come.”