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11th Jun, 2018 | 10:50am

Newcastle colossus likely to exit SJP on loan amid six-club chase to sign him - report

Newcastle United goalkeeper Freddie Woodman is likely to depart on loan this summer after helping England’s Under-21s side win the Toulon Tournament, according to a report.

The Chronicle claims that the 21-year-old is the fourth-choice option in goal at St James’ Park moving into next year, which is why his departure seems likely.

It is understood that the Magpies are prepared to sanction his temporary exit and the in-demand shot-stopper has a wealth of interest in him.

The report details that three League One teams, one Championship side and two Scottish Premiership teams are willing to offer him the role of number one next season with them.

Woodman is now set to go on holiday and will discuss his future plans with manager Rafael Benitez when he returns in July.

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It makes perfect sense to send Woodman out on loan for another spell and they should prioritise sending him to the Championship, where he would be put to a real stiff test. The English shot-stopper is being tipped to become a future starter at St James’ Park and aged 21 he still has his future ahead of him. He has previously impressed on loan with Scottish duo Kilmarnock and Aberdeen, but turning in consistent displays at Championship level should be a better springboard for him to the Newcastle first team. He is a 6ft 2in (source: Transfermarkt) colossus that will benefit more from a season in England’s second-tier and will hope to be representing the senior Three Lions teams in the future. Newcastle are well stocked in goal ahead of next campaign, where Rob Elliot and Karl Darlow look set to battle it out for number two behind Martin Dubravka.

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