Newcastle United will make a decision next week about the immediate futures of Elliot Anderson and Freddie Woodman, with Chronicle Live reporting that a whole host of EFL clubs are waiting in the queue.
The pair remain highly regarded at St James’ Park and are expected to play big roles in the future in the north-east, but an EFL loan move could help their continued development.
Rejecting a deadline day move from Luton in the summer for Anderson, as reported by Chronicle Live, Eddie Howe may change the club’s stance regarding the exciting teenager.
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Woodman, who was extremely close to a loan move to Bournemouth in the summer, was handed a first-team chance with the Magpies because of absentees in the goalkeeping department.
Given the takeover at Newcastle, it is expected to be a month full of change at St James’ Park, with incomings set to limit the pair’s first-team opportunities.
Woodman has proved to be one of the best goalkeepers in the Championship in recent seasons whilst on loan at Swansea City, and it is expected that further loan would be intended to give him that final bit of experience before competing for a regular spot at Newcastle.
Anderson is yet to gain any EFL experience but that will not put him at any disadvantage.
The young midfielder is one of the brightest teenage prospects in English football at present, and it would be no surprise to see a Championship move sanctioned.
Both players are of excellent quality and would bolster a high number of second-tier clubs.