Arsenal are still chasing a backup goalkeeper, and Newcastle United’s Freddie Woodman remains on their list along with Barcelona’s Neto.
As we covered last week, Aaron Ramsdale’s potential move to Arsenal as the club’s backup goalkeeper is not going well, with talks appearing to collapse.
There’s some debate over whether this might just be a negotiating tactic by Arsenal, but for now the sources on the Gunners’ end suggest the club are looking at other targets.
Almost immediately after the Ramsdale news broke, Barcelona’s Neto was linked with a move by The Athletic. That’s not a surprising rumour, given Neto’s lack of minutes at Barcelona and the fact his agent is Kia Joorabchian.
Football.London also report that Neto is a potential target, but add that Newcastle United’s Freddie Woodman is on that list as well.
Woodman has been linked to Arsenal for a while now, with reports emerging early in 2021 while the goalkeeper was still on loan with Swansea City.
The issue now is that Woodman has actually found himself with a starting opportunity at Newcastle. With Karl Darlow and Martin Dubravka both injured, the 24-year-old made the lineup to face West Ham United at the weekend.
If he keeps that spot, at least for the next few weeks, it’s going to make it harder for Arsenal to negotiate a deal.