Celtic have been keeping an eye on the progress of Newcaslte United goalkeeper Freddie Woodman, according to The Mirror.
The paper reckon that Leeds United are front runners for his signature in January, despite interest from the Hoops and English Premier League giants Arsenal.
They say he is desperate for more first-team football after loan spells at the likes of Aberdeen and Kilmarnock in the Scottish Premiership, where he’s made 23 appearances in total.
With the Hoops and the Gunners eager to sign him on a permanent basis, Leeds is the most likely destination, with the 21-year-old not quite giving up on his Newcastle career quite yet despite a lack of appearances. His contract at the club doesn’t expire until 2020.
From our perspective, a move for the player seems unlikely at this current time, but it is interesting to hear about the club potentially pursuing goalkeepers in upcoming transfer windows.
Craig Gordon remains a consistent performer in Brendan Rodgers’ side and has often been called into action to keep Celtic in matches when the opposition pile the pressure on.
At 35 years of age though he isn’t a realistic long-term option, leaving Scott Bain as the only first-team calibre ‘keeper in that bracket.
Planning for life after Gordon makes perfect sense and it’ll be interesting to see what moves the club makes in January and next summer.