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Report: Celtic interested in potential transfer for Newcastle United's Woodman

Celtic are interested in a transfer for Newcastle United star Freddie Woodman, according to Chronicle Live.

However, the Scottish giants aren’t the only club in for the ace with Arsenal and Southampton also eyeing up a move for the Englishman.

Woodman’s hopes of helping Swansea reach the Premier League were handed a bitter blow by Brentford after the west Londoners beat the Welsh side 2-0 on Saturday.

On a personal note, the 24-year-old has enjoyed a stellar campaign with Steve Cooper’s side. The Geordie ace kept 21 clean sheets across his 48 appearances in the Championship.

He earned mass plaudits for his ability with pundit Dean Ashton labelling him as ‘outstanding’ after his display against Barnsley in the semi-final play-offs.

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TBR View: Woodman arrival would improve squad quality

After what was a poor season at Celtic Park, there is a huge need to improve the overall ability of the squad.

From the goalkeeper through to striker, there needs to be mass change from the Bhoys.

And after Fraser Forster returned, Vasilos Barkas was signed by the club last summer. But, the less said about his debut season at Parkhead the better.

After producing one of the worst save percentages in the division, the Greek international was blasted by Richard Foster. The pundit laughed a revival for the 27-year-old, telling him to remember to put his hands in his gloves.

Woodman produced one of the highest save percentages in the Championship, on his way to keeping the most clean sheets in the division.

His quality is unquestionable, and his transfer would no doubt improve the overall quality of the Celtic squad in bad need of a rebuild.

The ease at which Rangers strolled to the Scottish Premiership title was shocking and the first port of call in the summer window should be behind the defence. Adding a quality number one would do a lot to improve the steel in defence and more importantly fill the defence with confidence.

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