Byline: Andy DUNN and Martin HARDY
JONATHAN WOODGATE will become a Newcastle player in a cut-price pounds 7million deal in the next 48 hours - after he survived a tough character check by Sir Bobby Robson.
An official bid was made yesterday. Leeds called a board meeting before the FA Cup tie with Gillingham - and now Newcastle expect to rush through the deal, that will rise to pounds 10m based on success and appearances.
Last night, Toon boss Robson lifted the lid on the Woodgate deal, saying: "Woodgate is a player that I like. I like what he can do on the park and that is why I have gone for him. He fits the bill for what we are after at Newcastle.…