Preston Sign Freddie Woodman From Newcastle United For Undisclosed Transfer Fee

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Preston North End have signed goalkeeper, Freddie Woodman from Newcastle United for an undisclosed transfer fee.

Woodman began his playing career at Crystal Palace as part of their youth setup before he joined Newcastle in 2013, where he has been in and out of the first-team squad over the last nine years during which he managed nine appearances in total across all competitions.

During his time on Tyneside, Woodman had enjoyed loan spells at; Hartlepool United, Crawley, Kilmarnock and Aberdeen, before spending the last three seasons playing in the Championship on loan for two years at Swansea then last season at Bournemouth.

Across his time in the Championship, Woodman helped Swansea to 2020-21 Championship Play-Offs where they lost 2-0 in the Final to Brentford, which was followed by automatic promotion with Bournemouth last season.

Woodman now has decided to sign a permanent three-year contract at Preston to bring years of playing club instability to a close.

Speaking about his move to Deepdale, Woodman said: “I’m absolutely delighted. It’s been a while trying to get this over the line, but I’m delighted to be here and I feel very honoured to be joining such a fantastic football club and a football club that’s going in the right direction.”

Woodman also will be reunited with first-team coach, Mike Marsh who he knows from his time as a youth international for England and at Swansea, with the 25 year-old stating that Marsh’s presence had “played a big part” in his decision to join Preston ahead of other interested clubs.

Manager, Ryan Lowe is delighted to sign Woodman after the club fought off strong competition to secure his signature

Lowe also explained why the club decided to sign Woodman as he said: “His attributes are playing out from the back and his goal saving of course, so he’ll be a top player for us and we’re really excited to start working with him.”

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