Newcastle United need to fix their situation with youngster Freddie Woodman quickly, as clubs are reportedly circling for him.
The goalkeeper is currently stuck at youth level this season after the Magpies denied him a loan move and are set to reassess the situation in January.
According to the Chronicle, Premier League duo Arsenal and Fulham are watching the highly-rated 21-year-old and are aware of his contract situation.
It is understood that the England Under-21 international didn’t sign a new deal in the summer and his current contract expires in 2020.
The report details that Arsenal, Fulham and Celtic scouts have watched the shot-stopper in reserve action this campaign, but it’s unclear on if any would come in with a cash bid in January.
Woodman’s future at St James’ Park may not be in immediate danger when it comes to January, but it would be a catastrophic blow if he did leave the North East club on a permanent basis.
Newcastle need to grant the goalkeeper a loan exit of his choice for the second half of the season, while also drawing up plans for him to come into the first team.
The youngster has already proven out on loan in Scotland that he’s got great potential and he’s viewed as someone that could have an important role with England’s national team in the future too having come through the age ranks.
Newcastle would seriously regret Woodman’s exit if he does leave and it should be a concern that Premier League teams are attracted to him right now.