Leeds United are reportedly planning a raid to sign Newcastle United goalkeeper Freddie Woodman in January.
According to the Chronicle, the Whites have “checked out the possibility” of signing the 21-year-old in the New Year.
The report details that the England Under-21 international is hopeful of a loan move in January, as he’s still yet to make a first-team appearance at St James’ Park this season.
Leeds should go all out to bring in Woodman to Elland Road, as he’s got massive potential and Marcelo Bielsa could help unearth a gem by giving him regular game time at senior level.
The shot-stopper helped England win the Under-20s World Cup in 2017, where he won the golden glove award and played alongside some current Premier League stars.
It’s not quite happened for him yet at Newcastle since, but he’s had a taste of senior football with spells at Aberdeen, Kilmarnock and Crawley Town in the past.
Woodman would be a great loan signing for the Yorkshire giants, as he could certainly rival Bailey Peacock-Farrell for the number one position.
Leeds are in desperate need of a new first-team goalkeeper following an injury to Chelsea loanee Jamal Blackman and that is why a deal for Woodman makes perfect sense.
The Newcastle goalkeeper has great reactions and is good with the ball at his feet, which is why he could be a real success in a Bielsa team if given the chance.