Freddie Woodman was on loan in the Scottish Premiership just a couple of seasons ago – but now he’s been linked with swapping Newcastle for Arsenal (Chronicle).

The Newcastle stopper had checked in at Kilmarnock then Aberdeen during loan spells away from the Magpies. His most recent loan to Swansea has seemingly gathered attention from Arsenal.

Arsenal reportedly want Woodman. (Photo by Athena Pictures/Getty Images)

Woodman has only made four appearances for the Toon, taking in five separate loan spells. But his Championship form with the Welsh outfit has reportedly earned him Arsenal interest.

Big rise

Woodman first arrived in Scotland with Kilmarnock in January 2017, joining on loan from Newcastle alongside teammates Sean Longstaff and Callum Robertson. He would make 15 appearances before going on to play at the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

The Toon bench occupied Woodman’s time in the first half of the 2017/18 campaign before he headed back to Scotland, this time with Aberdeen. He would make eight appearances at Pittodrie.

Freddie Woodman made several SPFL bows.

Freddie Woodman made several SPFL bows. (Photo by Serena Taylor/Newcastle United via Getty Images)

His Swansea stint has been the most fruitful loan of his career, keeping 11 clean sheets in 37 games. Despite that, he looks set to play back-up to Martin Dubravka and Karl Darlow upon his return to Newcastle.

It’s not something he’s willing to entertain according to the report. Arsenal meanwhile have scouted him for most of the season and want to make a move in order to get him challenging for their number one spot. It certainly would represent a remarkable rise for the former Killie and Dons man.

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