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Angus Gunn’s move should encourage Freddie Woodman to seek loan exit

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Angus Gunn’s move should encourage Freddie Woodman to seek loan exit

The Newcastle United stopper has the ability to be a star.

Southampton are set to complete the signature of Angus Gunn from Manchester City, according to reports.

BBC suggest that Southampton have agreed a £13.5 million deal for the City stopper, who has impressed with the England youth teams and at Norwich City on loan last season.

It is a tremendous move for the young stopper, who has all the attributes to one day be an England international.

A player in a similar position is Newcastle United stopper Freddie Woodman.

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The 21-year-old is, like Gunn, an England under-21 international with a bright future in the game.

The winner of the Golden Glove as England won the World Under-20 Championships last summer he also won the Toulon Tournament with his nation this summer.


The godson of England’s manager Gareth Southgate he has a very bright future in the game but is struggling to make an impact at Newcastle United.

The Magpies have the likes of Martin Dubravka, Rob Elliot, Matz Sels and Karl Darlow all ahead of him in the pecking order and he spent part of last season on loan at Aberdeen.

This term he must follow in Gunn’s lead and head out on loan again, preferably to a Championship side.

Woodman needs to be playing every week, just as Gunn did at Norwich, in order to show just what he is capable of if given a chance.

If Woodman can do that then there is no reason why in twelve months time he too could be commanding a move away for big money. Or, indeed, insisting he receives a fair first-team shout at Newcastle United.

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