The Newcastle United fans here in the Transfer Tavern are hoping things get better and that things get better quickly. Indeed, our punters clad in black and white are increasingly worried about a relegation scrap, so are eager to read rumours and reports to take their minds off of it.
With that in mind, reports from the Chronicle have proven rather interesting today. According to them, the Magpies are looking to send young goalkeeper Freddie Woodman out on loan during the January transfer window, an interesting notion for our resident Geordies to mull over.
The England U21 international is a highly rated prospect and helped the U20s win the World Cup earlier this year, saving a penalty in the final against Venezuela. However, he’s unlikely to get much in the way of game time with the Toon’s season looking as it is thus far, despite the inconsistent form of both Karl Darlow and Rob Elliot.
Woodman himself is understood to have made it clear to Rafa Benitez that he needs game time and, in turn, the Spaniard is believed to making arrangements to farm him out to an EFL side in January.
Woodman could do with a run in the Championship, that’s for sure. Obviously a youngster of huge talent, letting him experience life in the second tier would further his development and perhaps give the Magpies a great goalkeeper for next season.