Paul Robinson is worried about the prospect of Celtic signing Newcastle United goalkeeper Freddie Woodman.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Spurs and England number one said the 24-year-old is “an exciting young goalkeeper” but questioned whether he had the experience to succeed at the “top, top level”.
Woodman impressed on loan at Swansea City in the 2020-21 campaign and kept 20 clean sheets in 45 Championship appearances.
As revealed by Football Insider, Celtic are one of a number of clubs interested in signing the former England Under-21 international this summer.
The Hoops have enquired about the goalkeeper during discussions with Newcastle over the potential transfer of Kristoffer Ajer.
When asked by Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs for his assessment of Woodman, Robinson said: “Woodman did very well at Swansea this season.
“There is no doubt it, he is an exciting young goalkeeper.
“My worry is he has not been tried or tested at the top, top level. From what I have seen of him he is very good but there is much more pressure on a goalkeeper playing for Celtic than a goalkeeper playing for Swansea.
“If Newcastle are willing to let him go, is that a player Celtic want?
“Perhaps they think they can develop him into a top-class goalkeeper in the years to come. They haven’t got time to be developing players though. They need ready-made top class players who can come straight into that first team because they cannot fall further behind Rangers this year.
“The fans will demand they hit the ground running and challenge for the title again. The type of players who come in this summer need to be ready to play straight away, not ones that still need to develop.”