Newcastle seals £10m deal with Burnley’s Nick…

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Newcastle seals £10m deal with Burnley’s Nick…

Newcastle seals £10m deal with Burnley’s Nick…
 
Nick Pope has completed his £10m move to from with the England goalkeeper signing a four-year contract.
The 30-year-old was keen to stay in the League after Burnley’s to the Championship to ensure he remains in Gareth Southgate’s England plans of the World Cup in Qatar this winter.
Pope, who had one year on his contract at Burnley, will challenge Martin Dubravka for the No 1 jersey at St James’ Park.
The former Charlton goalkeeper becomes Eddie Howe’s second signing after -back Matt Targett joined earlier this month.
Pope said: “Now I’m here, I can’t to get started. The deal has taken a of weeks to come to fruition but it got over the line really quickly, and I’m to be here and I’m really looking forward to getting stuck into it.”
Howe was delighted to have got his man after initially looking to strengthen his goalkeeping in January.
The Magpies boss said: “Nick is an exceptional Premier League and international goalkeeper so I’m very pleased to be adding competition to a very important position.
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“There has been a lot of in him from other clubs this summer, so I’d like to thank our and everyone behind the scenes for getting us ahead of the competition. I’m delighted he is joining us as we prepare for the challenge ahead.”
have been shrewd in the summer transfer window thus far, with Pope’s set to be the first new face on Tyneside after Matt Targett’s move from Aston Villa was made permanent.

“The position of goalkeeper wasn’t the most obvious area in need of an by the end of last season. Dubravka had been performing admirably in the club ease away from any relegation danger, eight sheets and conceding just 35 in the 26 he played in total.

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