According to The Shields Gazette, Newcastle United face a battle to keep goalkeeper Freddie Woodman, who is growing frustrated at his lack of playing time.
Woodman has been the back-up choice to Martin Dubravka for most of the season but Karl Darlow has returned from injury to take the youngster’s spot on the bench.
With Rob Elliot also on their books, Newcastle are unable to give Woodman too many first-team opportunities.
As he grows increasingly disillusioned with his role at St James’ Park, the England under-21 international is exploring other options.
According to this report by The Shields Gazette, Arsenal and Celtic have been scouting Woodman and could make a summer move.
If the Bhoys can beat Arsenal to the former Kilmarnock and Aberdeen loanee, then they would be making a sensible and prudent signing.
Not only can the 22-year-old compete with Scott Bain for an immediate starting spot at Celtic, he is also the long-term option between the sticks.
With Craig Gordon, 36, and Dorus de Vries, 38, coming towards the end of their careers, it is time to bring in a new young stopper for the future.
Woodman is rated as one of England’s top prospects and he has already proven his worth in the Scottish Premiership. Snapping up the young goalkeeper would be a sensible long-term choice for the Scottish champions.