June 28, 2022

Newcastle Utd agree deal with Pope

June 23, 2022
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Newcastle have agreed a deal with Burnley to sign Nick Pope, with the England international set to undergo his medical on Thursday.

Pope will challenge Martin Dubravka for the No 1 jersey at St James’ Park.

Sky Sports News reported last week that Newcastle boss Eddie Howe was interested in the 30-year-old, who is keen to remain in the Premier League after Burnley’s relegation to the Championship.

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Pope is keen to ensure he remains in Gareth Southgate’s England plans ahead of the World Cup in Qatar this winter.

Newcastle have agreed a deal with Burnley to sign Nick Pope, with the England international set to undergo his medical on Thursday.

Pope will challenge Martin Dubravka for the No 1 jersey at St James’ Park.

Sky Sports News reported last week that Newcastle boss Eddie Howe was interested in the 30-year-old, who is keen to remain in the Premier League after Burnley’s relegation to the Championship.

Pope is keen to ensure he remains in Gareth Southgate’s England plans ahead of the World Cup in Qatar this winter.

“Nick Pope arrived on Tyneside earlier on this morning, spending a little bit of time at the club’s training ground before hotfooting it down to the stadium behind me.

“He’s been meeting with club officials to finalise the deal to sign from Burnley. Newcastle have now reached an agreement with relegated Burnley on Tuesday to sign the England international for a fee in the region of £10m. He then travelled up this morning to do his medical and complete the transfer.

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“I suspect this one to be pushed through fairly quickly. It’s now a case of finalising the transfer this afternoon. It’s another piece of business for Eddie Howe after the signing of Matt Targett around two weeks ago when his loan from Aston Villa was made permanent.

“That’s around £22m spent already by Newcastle just two weeks into the transfer window. As we know, they’re in talks to sign Reims striker Hugo Ekitike and Lille defender Sven Botman. Both the fees in those transfers should Newcastle get them down will eclipse the fees that have been spent on both Targett and Pope. They’re very keen to bring them both to the club.”

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