Newcastle United official announcement – Freddie Woodman sold to Preston North End


Freddie Woodman has been sold to Preston North End.

An official announcement from Newcastle United revealing the transfer on Tuesday night.

Newcastle United’s official announcement that Freddie Woodman has moved for an ‘undisclosed fee’ to the Championship club.

News of Woodman’s departure comes on the same day it was reported that a ‘transfer fee in principle’ had been agreed between Newcastle and Burnley for goalkeeper Nick Pope.

With The Athletic reporting the goalkeeper is set to undergo his medical at Tyneside and it is hoped the deal will be complete by the end of the week.

A transfer fee of £8-10m has been widely reported for 30-year-old Nick Pope.

Newcastle United official announcement – ​​June 21, 2022:

Goalkeeper Freddie Woodman has made a permanent move to Championship side Preston North End.

The 25-year-old is leaving St. James’ Park to join the Lilywhites for an undisclosed fee, ending his nine-year stint at Tyneside.

Woodman joined Newcastle United as a teenager in 2013 after spending his formative years at Crystal Palace, then spent time on loan at six different clubs – Hartlepool United, Crawley Town, Kilmarnock, Aberdeen, Swansea City and AFC Bournemouth.

He has represented England from Under-16 to Under-21 level, winning the European Under-17 Championships in 2014 before winning the Under-20 World Cup – and the prize Golden Glove of the tournament – three years later.

The Croydon-born stopper impressed during his temporary stints away from United, winning the Championship Golden Glove award in recognition of his 20 clean sheets for Swansea in the 2020/21 campaign, before making his Premier League debut for the United. Magpies v West Ham United on the opening day of last season.

In all, Woodman has made nine appearances for Newcastle and will now join Ryan Lowe’s men, who finished 13th in second place last season.

Everyone at Newcastle United wishes Freddie well for the future.

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