Report: Tottenham alerted as Newcastle United's Freddie Woodman grows unsettled

Tottenham Hotspur's Argentinian head coach Mauricio Pochettino gestures during the English Premier League football match between Newcastle United and Totenham Hotspur at St James' Park in...

Tottenham Hotspur are the latest club to be credited with interest in the Newcastle United goalkeeper.

Tottenham Hotspur have been alerted to Freddie Woodman becoming unsettled at Newcastle United, The Chronicle reports.

Everton and Crystal Palace have previously been credited with interest in the goalkeeper, but Spurs are also looking to strengthen in that department having opted not to re-sign Pau Lopez.

Newcastle's 17 year old substitute goalkeeper Freddie Woodman in action before the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Everton at St James' Park on December 28, 2014...Woodman warms up for Newcastle

Woodman is currently third-choice at Newcastle, who it is claimed are chasing a new number 1 ahead of the transfer deadline.

And that could leave the England Under-20 talent - who is said to have requested a loan move this season - even further down the St James' Park pecking order.

Having also sold Luke McGee to Peterborough United this summer, Tottenham have begun the campaign with only Hugo Lloris and Michel Vorm as senior options between the sticks.

And with Spurs set to compete in four competitions this season, Woodman would perhaps stand a greater chance of breaking into Mauricio Pochettino's plans than he would Rafa Benitez's, while the prospect of succeeding Lloris as number 1 in the coming years could also attract the 20-year-old.

Alan Pardew manager of Crystal Palace (L) and Andy Woodman goalkeeping coach of Crystal Palace react during the Barclays Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Liverpool at...Woodman's father, Andy (right), at the pair's previous club, Crystal Palace 

Woodman's father, Andy, Newcastle's former goalkeeper coach, was recently hired by Tottenham's local rivals Arsenal, which should only increase the appeal of a return to London, the city in which he grew up.

Newcastle's keeper search is reportedly being held up by their failure to offload Tim Krul, who is now below Woodman as fourth-choice, and selling the youngster could be seen as an alternative way to raise funds.

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