CELTIC are reportedly considering Newcastle United goalkeeper Freddie Woodman as a replacement for Fraser Forster, should a deal for the 32-year-old Englishman fail. The 23-year-old spent last season on loan with Swansea City in the English Championship and has impressed. However with Martin Dubravka as the Magpies No.1, Woodman could seek a move elsewhere in the search for first team football.
As reported by the The Chronicle, Celtic are monitoring the situation of Woodman should a deal to bring back Fraser Forster to the Scottish Champions fail. The ex-England U21 keeper has spent time on loan with Kilmarnock as well as Aberdeen but with ex-Motherwell ‘keeper Mark Gillespie singing for the Toon, Woodman may look for a permanent move elsewhere.
Celtic have been linked with Joe Hart as well as AEK Athens goalkeeper Vasilis Barkas but Forster remains to be the club’s first choice to be Celtic’s No.1 ahead of the new season. Craig Gordon left the club to rejoin Hearts leaving just Scott Bain as the only senior goalkeeper at the club.
Back in 2017, Woodman won the Golden Glove at the U20 World Cup as England won the competition in Korea. Celtic signed Fraser Forster from Newcastle originally on loan in 2010 and the club could look to Tyne and Wear again.