Celtic are reportedly considering making a move for Newcastle United stopper Freddie Woodman.
According to The Chronicle, the 23-year-old is being monitored once again by the Bhoys, as talks with Fraser Forster having gone cold.
The loanee from Southampton looks set to return to St. Mary’s Stadium to fight for his place, with Neil Lennon admitting that things have ‘gone quiet’ on the player’s side.
Celtic are said to have a long-standing interest in Woodman, who has spent the 2019/20 season on loan at Championship outfit Swansea City, where he’s made 41 appearances so far.
He has one year left to run on his contract with Newcastle, but a sale could be likely in the next transfer window with Martin Dubravka and Karl Darlow established as the club’s number one and two goalkeepers respectively.
Steve Bruce also just signed Mark Gillespie from Motherwell on a free transfer.
TBR’s View – Celtic must act quickly
With the 2020/21 season in Scotland just four weeks away, Celtic need to be decisive.
If Forster isn’t going to rejoin, then it’ll be important not to waste any time over Woodman in order to get him embedded into the squad.
One has to imagine a move north wouldn’t be out of the question for Woodman, who of course has had spells with Aberdeen and Kilmarnock previously.