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Celtic linked with surprise EPL move

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Celtic have been linked with a move for Freddie Goodman.

The goalkeeper has spent loan spells with Kilmarnock and Aberdeen and is now in the final year of his Newcastle contract with little chance of a first team breakthrough.

Woodman has been capped by England at every level up to u-21 and is best known for being in the England u-20 side that won the 2017 World Cup.

A contract dispute at Newcastle last summer saw him demoted to fourth choice with loan options knocked back.

No development fee will be required for the keeper who turns 23 in March with local publisher The Chronicle reporting:

The Magpies blocked Woodman’s request to go out on loan last season after he opted against signing a paltry contract offer. He is out of contract at the end of this season and is likely to consider his options, and there is solid interest from Arsenal and Celtic.

As the godson of Gareth Southgate and with his dad Andy working as a goalkeeping coach there are bound to be plenty of interest in Woodman, in January he will be able to sign a pre-contract agreement.

Craig Gordon has a year left on his Celtic contract with Ross Doohan and Conor Hazard spending time out on loan in The Championship last season with Doohan back at Ayr United this term.

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