Freddie Woodman’s stock is rising south of the border as the former Aberdeen and Kilmarnock goalkeeper is linked with a move to Premier League side Southampton (Chronicle).

Currently contracted to Newcastle United, Woodman has impressed on loan at English Championship club Swansea City, who want to make his loan move permanent. The goalkeeper department in Newcastle is settled, meaning opportunities may be slim for Woodman at Steve Bruce’s side. Southampton are now said to be monitoring his situation.

Woodman was on loan at Aberdeen and Kilmarnock.

Woodman was on loan at Aberdeen and Kilmarnock. (Photo by Craig Foy/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Woodman was first brought to Scotland by then-Kilmarnock manager Lee Clark, using his Newcastle United connections to bring the England youth international to Ayrshire in 2017. He returned to Scotland on loan in 2018 with Aberdeen, making eight appearances.

He was a back-up goalkeeper for Newcastle in the 2018/19 season and has spent the past two campaigns in Wales, attracting Southampton admirers.

There is a potential option for a return north too, Celtic another name linked with Woodman.

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