Celtic have approached Newcastle United with an enquiry about goalkeeper Freddie Woodman, according to Sun reporter Alan Nixon.
The reliable journalist claimed on his personal Twitter account on Wednesday that the Hoops have a large number of goalkeepers on their radar as Brendan Rodgers aims to find a short-term replacement for the injured Craig Gordon.
Aberdeen are also said to be interested in a last-gasp deal for Woodman, 20, as Derek McInnes also tries to strengthen his shot-stopper options with Joe Lewis also likely to be out for three months.
Woodman is a very highly-rated young goalkeeper at Newcastle, but has only made one appearance in the senior team this season.
He spent the second half of last term on loan at Kilmarnock in the Scottish Premiership, so Celtic or Aberdeen would be signing a player who has some experience of football north of the border if they got a last-gasp deal done.
Good move for Celtic?
Woodman is a much better option than some of the names that have been thrown up in Rodgers’ search for a replacement for Gordon.
Many Newcastle fans are tipping him to play for their first-team in the future, and maybe he will if he goes to Parkhead or Pittodrie and impresses.
Woodman does seem likely to leave Newcastle on loan before the 11pm deadline on Wednesday night, but soime reports suggest it’s not likely that he will be off to Celtic.