Freddie Woodman has dropped a huge transfer hint regarding his future at Swansea City.
In an interview published on Swansea City’s official website, the Newcastle United loanee revealed that he had fallen in love with the south Wales club, going on to claim that he is now a Swans fan and would be very much open to a return to the Liberty Stadium either this summer or at some point in the future.
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. The main thing is to sort out my next step; if that’s in a Swansea shirt then brilliant but if it’s not, I have to crack on and that’s football.”
Considering just how impressive the goalkeeper – whom Ryan Dilks dubbed a “fantastic” player – has been over his two-year loan spell at Swansea, the fact the 24-year-old has suggested he would be open to a move back to the club this summer is likely to have Swans fans buzzing.
In the club’s 2019/20 campaign, Woodman kept 12 clean sheets over 43 his Championship appearances, in addition to making an average of 2.6 saves per game and stopping three out of the five penalties he faced, earning a seasonal SofaScore match rating of 6.89.
This season, the former England under-21 international kept 20 clean sheets over his 45 Championship fixtures, as well as making an average of 2.2 saves per game and stopping one of the three penalties he faced, seeing the £8.1m-rated man earn a seasonal SofaScore match rating of 6.92, ranking him as Steve Cooper’s 12th-best performer in the second tier.
As such, securing a permanent deal for the £4,500-per-week shot-stopper this summer would provide the club with a huge boost to their chances of going one step further than they managed this season – winning promotion to the Premier League.
With Woodman appearing to be more than open to the possibility of spending more time at Swansea, perhaps this is a deal we will see Cooper getting over the line in the upcoming transfer window.