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Leeds reportedly want 'brilliant' goalkeeper who's saved 5 penalties in the last 2 seasons

Leeds United have reportedly set their sights on Freddie Woodman this summer.

The Whites are currently looking for a new goalkeeper to replace Kiko Casilla.

And the Yorkshire Evening Post claims Leeds director Victor Orta has three players in his sights for the role.

Newcastle’s Woodman is reportedly one of those, along with Levante’s Dani Cardenas and Valerenga’s Kristoffer Klaesson.

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Woodman joined Newcastle’s youth setup in 2013 from Crystal Palace and turned senior while at St James’ Park.

However, he has made just four competitive first-team appearances for the club.

Woodman has taken in six loan spells at five different clubs, his latter two at Swansea.

He made 43 Championship appearances in 2019-20 and 48 the following season, helping the Swans reach the playoffs both times.

Woodman has also saved five penalties during his time at the Welsh club – four in the league and one in the FA Cup.

He has a further four career penalty saves under his belt – one in the Premier League 2, two in the 2017 U20 World Cup and one in the 2014 U17 Euros.

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Manager Steve Cooper praised Woodman in March after he kept out two spot kicks in the space of three days.

“It’s an excellent attribute to be saving penalties on a regular basis,” he told the club website.

“It’s not luck. It’s something he works hard on.

“We love Freddie. He’s been brilliant for us and has shown his true worth this season, particularly this week.

“Let’s hope he doesn’t have any more to save, though!”

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