It is starting to look increasingly likely that the Swans are closing in on a deal to bring Freddie Woodman back to the Liberty Stadium after two strong seasons from the keeper on loan.
The keeper himself has been dropping some social media hints about a return to South Wales particularly with Swans captain Matt Grimes and kitman Michael Eames and now it is being stated in the North East that the keeper will be back on his way here after talks between the two sides.
Woodman himself dropped the biggest hint almost immediately after the play off final wehn he said “It’s probably been the best two years of my life playing here. I’ve fallen in love with the place and developed so much
“I just wanted to get over the line for the city; I know how much they wanted us in that big league, so I’m absolutely gutted.
“I hope this isn’t the last game I play in a Swansea shirt.”
Woodman was last season’s Championship golden glove winner and his return would give some consistency to the Swans defence that was much praised last season for the number of clean sheets and strong performances put in. It would also mean some good strong competition for the first choice position with Steven Benda coming back from injury but it is starting to look clearer that Woodman will be the man to remove from that position as the talks continue and look like progressing towards the completion that the Swans want.
Woodman has also been linked with a move to Celtic this summer and it has also been suggested that Newcastle would look to hold onto him but the keeper’s desire for regular first team football make Swansea the most likely destination and this appears to be heading that way.