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Newcastle United poised to seal transfer deal for 30-year-old from the EFL

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Newcastle United are closing on the signing of Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope.

As per The Telegraph, the Magpies are set to seal a deal worth between £8-10 million for the England international.

The 30-year-old goalkeeper will arrive at St James’ Park as competition to current Newcastle number one Martin Dubravka, whom he will hope to eclipse due to his England World Cup ambitions.

It seems, too, that both clubs are keen for a deal to be done. Newcastle obviously want Pope, and Burnley are said to want to sell following their relegation to the Championship.

Pope’s arrival will clear the way for Freddie Woodman to depart St James’ Park and join Preston North End.

Nick Pope joined Burnley back in 2016 and has been a mainstay in-between the sticks for the Clarets since the 2017/18 season.

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In his six years at the club, Pope has made 155 appearances, keeping 53 clean sheets, and earning himself England caps along the way, too.

As Burnley were relegated last season, Pope made 36 appearances and kept a respectable nine clean sheets.

The 30-year-old has one year remaining on his current Burnley contract.

The Verdict

This is an absolute steal for Newcastle United.

Whilst Pope is not in the elite bracket of goalkeepers, he is certainly very good and to get a player of his ability for £10 million or under is great business by the Magpies.

Whilst Martin Dubravka is a good Premier League goalkeeper, I would expect Pope to take up that number one role at St. James Park this season.

As for Burnley, as their mass exodus continues following relegation, Vincent Kompany’s re-build seems to be becoming a bigger and bigger task by the day.


BJTC accredited MA Multimedia Journalism graduate. Freelance Football Writer for FLW.

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