Date: 18th September 2018 at 6:59am
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Celtic were in attendance to watch Newcastle United youngsters Freddie Woodman and Sean Longstaff in U23s action on Friday, as reported by The Evening Chronicle.

The paper say that the duo have been tracked by the Hoops for quite a while having tried to sign Woodman before his loan switch to Aberdeen in January and having tracked Longstaff’s progress.

Goalkeeper Woodman, an England U21 international, made eight appearances for the Dons in the second half of last season, keeping three clean sheets in the process. His contract expires at the end of the season, making him a potential bargain in the transfer market.

Central midfielder Longstaff is highly-rated and although he is only 20 years of age he does have first-team experience after successful loan spells at Blackpool and Kilmarnock. He scored eight goals and assisted five times for the Seasiders last term.

His contract also expires at the end of the season and would be available for a cross-border compensation fee, similar to deals in recent years for Joe Ledley and Moussa Dembele.

Both Magpies players were in action for Newcastle’s U23s side last week, in a match also scouted by Manchester United.

Two to keep an eye on ahead of the January transfer window.

 

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