Darragh MacAnthony confirms Peterborough United almost signed Newcastle United's Freddie Woodman

Peterborough chairman Darragh MacAnthony looks on during the pre season friendly match between Peterborough United and a Tottenham Hotspur XI at London Road Stadium on July 18, 2015 in...

Newcastle United stopper Freddie Woodman has not featured at all this season for Rafael Benitez's first-team.

Peterborough chairman Darragh MacAnthony looks on during the pre season friendly match between Peterborough United and a Tottenham Hotspur XI at London Road Stadium on July 18, 2015 in...

Peterborough United chairman Darragh MacAnthony has confirmed on Periscope that Newcastle United offered Freddie Woodman to them during the summer transfer window.

Newcastle wanted to loan Woodman out, as they looked to get the England youth international first-team experience.

However, Posh decided against signing Woodman, in favour of Reading goalkeeper Jonathan Bond.

“He was one of the options sent to us via an agent,” MacAnthony said.

“It came down to him and Bondy. We could have signed him. He’s a terrific, young goalkeeper.”

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

Woodman has not had a chance at Newcastle this season, with all his action coming for the Magpies’ development side.

Woodman has been unable to force his way up Rafael Benitez’s selection order, and ahead of either Karl Darlow or Rob Elliot.

Newcastle could now loan out Woodman in January, but whether Posh will still be an option for the youngster remains to be seen.

Newcastle's 17 year old substitute goalkeeper Freddie Woodman (l) chats with fellow sub, Davide Santon before the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Everton at St...

Bond’s current loan deal at Peterborough is due to expire in January, but MacAnthony has confirmed that he will attempt to negotiate an extension to that deal.

If Posh do manage to tie down Bond until the end of the season, Woodman will almost certainly have to look to another Football League club, if he is hoping for first-team experience.

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