By Harvey Byrne
Goalkeeper Freddie Woodman has agreed the terms of a new deal with Newcastle, the club announced on Monday.
The north east side revealed on their official Twitter account that the 19-year-old starlet had extended his contract until 2020.
The highly-rated youngster is yet to play for the Newcastle first team, but he has made a number of appearances on the bench.
He is also highly regarded at England youth level and is tipped for big things.
Woodman won the 2014 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship with England, conceding two goals in four games and saving a penalty in the final of the tournament against Holland.
He has also made 16 appearances for the England Under-19s and featured in this summer’s European Championships, where the young Three Lions side made the semi-finals of the tournament.
Woodman spent the first half of last season on loan at League Two side Crawley, making 12 appearances in which he conceded 19 goals and kept four clean sheets.
However, Woodman doesn’t look any closer to the Magpies first team following the new signing of goalkeeper Matz Sels, while Tim Krul, Rob Elliot and Karl Darlow are also ahead of him in the pecking order.
In other Newcastle team news, the Toon have rejected an £800,000 bid for Cheick Tiote from United Arab Emirates side Al Jazira.