Newcastle transfer: Some fans react as report hints Magpies could offer 24-year-old to Arsenal
A number of Newcastle United fans have taken to Twitter to comment on reports from the Chronicle concerning Freddie Woodman and a potential swap deal with Arsenal in the transfer window.
Of course, the Magpies’ priority in this window appears to be striking another deal for Joe Willock.
Willock was incredible while on Tyneside. He scored in each of his final seven appearances for Steve Bruce’s side.
It was recently claimed that Bruce is set to have £50 million to spend this summer. But he may need £30 million of that to land Willock permanently.
However, it appears that Newcastle may have hatched a plan that they hope could see them part with a smaller fee.
According to the Chronicle, the Magpies could offer Arsenal the chance to take Woodman in a swap deal. They reportedly value the goalkeeper at £10 million.
Woodman is reportedly a player Arsenal are interested in. But it remains to be seen what the Gunners would make of such a bid.
It appears that it may divide some Newcastle fans if Woodman does leave as part of a deal for Willock.
The 24-year-old has been hugely impressive for Swansea over the last couple of years. And some think that he is destined for a fantastic career.
For that reason, they have implored Newcastle not to let him go.
Others however, have insisted that it is the best option for all parties. Woodman is unlikely to be first-choice at Newcastle anytime soon.
Signing Willock meanwhile, could be massive for the Magpies. So if that is going to become easier by using Woodman, then plenty would be in favour of a deal.
‘No’, ‘Needs to be done’: Newcastle fans divided on transfer reports
With that in mind, here is how some of the Newcastle fans have reacted to the reports…
No, we should hold on to Woodman. https://t.co/SCg6HiFoiH
— Cali Mag (@CaliMagNUFC) June 20, 2021
I may cause controversy but I’d do this.
Somehow I don’t think Woodman will ever get the chance to be #NUFC‘s number one keeper
Probably best to sell him knowing we want Willock could be a deal to do there. https://t.co/GePLmYAl9g
— 𝕊𝕥𝕖𝕧𝕖𝕟 𝕁𝕠𝕙𝕟𝕤𝕠𝕟 🏴 (@StevenNUFC) June 20, 2021
If it gets us Willock it’s worth it imo
— FPL/Bruceypaddy (@bruceypaddy) June 20, 2021
Proper torn on this, love Joe willock and want us to go all out for him this summer but I’ve said for so long I’ll be devestated if woodman leaves us. Thing with a goalie is they can hold a position for 10+ years if good enough
— Ben Holloway (@Benmholl9) June 20, 2021
Do it we need to sign Willock
— Liam ⚫️⚪️ (@LiamNUFC98) June 20, 2021
If that’s how we get Willock then it needs to be done. We are strong in our keeper department, would be sad to lose Freddy but we need Joe desperately.
— Bobby Norris (@wonderbonzi) June 20, 2021
Am I the only one who thinks we should keep Woodman? I’m not sure Willock wants to come full time? 🤔
— Cloggsy Goodwin (@cloggsy71) June 20, 2021
End of the day we’ve got the best GK of Ashley era on a contract till he’s 37. And Darlow is an unreal 2nd keeper. One of the best in the league for back ups.
— Jack Charlton (@jjNUFC) June 20, 2021
— Sam Winter (@SamWinter89) June 20, 2021
This is the only way I’d say it’s acceptable to let Woodman go
— bigrobnufc (@bigrobnufc) June 20, 2021