A series of solid performance between the sticks during the U20 World Cup in South Korea has elevated young Newcastle United goalkeeper Freddie Woodman into the thoughts and conversations of England fans across the country.
Croydon born, Woodman linked up with Newcastle in 2013 after a spell with Crystal Palace, and the young shot stopper looks set to be the latest goalkeeping sensation to grace the English game.
Hopes on Tyneside are extremely high for Woodman, with Magpies fans holding the belief that the youngster is the brightest hope emerging from their famed academy.
Woodman spent a chunk of the season on loan in the SPFL with Kilmarnock, and four clean sheets during his spell in Scotland helped Killie to a mid table finish.
Potentially returning from Korea with a winners medal, Woodman will look for first team football next season.
With this set to be limited at Newcastle with Karl Darlow ahead of him and Tim Krul returning from a loan spell in Holland, a loan move looks to be the likely option.
One club who should look to secure a move for the 20 year old is Scunthorpe United, who are in the market for a new number one following the departure of Luke Daniels to Brentford.
A season in League One with a club with promotion aspirations will do Woodman the world of good, and allow him to return to Newcastle ready to fight for the starting spot at St James’ Park.
In the 2009-10 season, Roma loanee Wojciech Szczęsny spent a season on loan in the division with Brentford, and is now being touted as Gianluigi Buffon’s successor at Champions League finalists Juventus.
Consistent first team football is key to Woodman’s progression, and Scunthorpe are in dire need of a new number one.
Both parties are the answer to each other’s problems, and the Iron should do what it takes to secure Woodman for the 2017/18 campaign.