Mills tells Newcastle to slash Woodman asking price after Leeds news
Newcastle United can raise vital transfer funds by lowering their asking price for Freddie Woodman, according to Danny Mills.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Leeds United and England full-back claimed Newcastle’s £10million asking price is too much for the goalkeeper.
Football Insider revealed on 18 July that Leeds had pulled the plug on singing the 24-year-old, who is valued at £10million.
The Whites have moved onto other targets with young Norweigan Kristoffer Klaesson set to join the club.
As revealed by this site in May, Steve Bruce has less than £10million to spend on improving his squad this summer.
Mills told Football Insider back in May that was “pathetic” but has now suggested the sale of Woodman could raise funds.
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He told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley: “He’s a good goalkeeper, he’s proven.
“Is it just Newcastle wanting too much money for him and not allowing him to go?
“24 is no age for a goalkeeper. He’s good, has age group experience at international level and a lot of first-team experience. There must be some sort of issue around Newcastle not allowing him to leave.
“I think he would be a great number two for any Premier League side.
“£10million is a lot of money for a backup goalkeeper. That’s the problem. Are Newcastle being a little bit unrealistic?
“We’re always talking about player loyalty and players wanting to leave but sometimes clubs don’t do themselves any favours.
“There’s a surplus of goalkeepers at Newcastle. If you’re going to demand silly money…
“I know Newcastle’s a business and you run it in a certain way, you’re holding back players improvement.
“Allow them to leave for a reasonable fee, put some add-ons in there if it goes well. It will help their transfer budget.”