Nick Pope: Newcastle sign England goalkeeper from Burnley in £10m deal

Nick Pope has accomplished his £10m transfer to Newcastle from Burnley with the England goalkeeper signing a four-year contract.

The 30-year-old was eager to remain in the Premier League after Burnley’s relegation to the Championship to make sure he stays in Gareth Southgate’s England plans forward of the World Cup in Qatar this winter.

Pope, who had one 12 months left on his contract at Burnley, will problem Martin Dubravka for the No 1 jersey at St James’ Park.

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The former Charlton goalkeeper turns into Eddie Howe’s second summer season signing after left-back Matt Targett joined earlier this month.

Pope stated: “Now I’m here, I can’t wait to get started. The deal has taken a couple of weeks to come to fruition but it got over the line really quickly, and I’m delighted to be here and I’m really looking forward to getting stuck into it.”

Howe was delighted to have gotten his man after initially seeking to strengthen his goalkeeping division in January.

The Magpies boss stated: “Nick is an distinctive Premier League and worldwide stage goalkeeper so I’m very happy to be including robust competitors to an important place.

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“There has been a lot of interest in him from other clubs this summer, so I’d like to thank our owners and everyone behind the scenes for getting us ahead of the competition. I’m delighted he is joining us as we prepare for the exciting challenge ahead.”

Analysis: Why Toon are placing their religion in Pope

Sky Sports soccer journalist Ben Grounds:

“Newcastle have been shrewd operators in the summer transfer window thus far, with Pope’s arrival set to be the first new face on Tyneside after Matt Targett’s loan move from Aston Villa was made permanent.

“The place of goalkeeper wasn’t the obvious space in want of an improve by the tip of final season. Dubravka had been performing admirably in serving to the membership ease away from any relegation hazard, holding eight clear sheets and conceding simply 35 objectives in the 26 video games he performed in complete.

“But Pope has demonstrated over a number of years simply what a nice shot-stopper he’s, memorably producing saves in away attracts towards West Ham and Aston Villa as Burnley’s quest for survival fell simply quick. It contributed to a superior save share for Pope in comparison with Dubravka.

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“The Slovakia international is three years Pope’s senior, but at 33 he is still at a good age with plenty of experience to compete for the No 1 position.

“His superior passing accuracy can be missed if Newcastle are eager to shift in direction of a extra possession-based strategy, so Pope might want to present he’s extra snug on the ball, with a spread of each quick and lengthy passing.

“It is big news for Eddie Howe and for Pope, who has a big few months ahead with the World Cup coming up in November. Playing regularly in the Premier League is a must, and so the move will have come with a degree of guarantee provided he can replicate the same form he showed towards the latter part of the season at Turf Moor.

“He has Jordan Pickford and Aaron Ramsdale in entrance of him at England however he’ll be seeking to dislodge the No 2 place for his nation.”

Pope in, Ekitike and Botman next?

Sky Sports News reporter Keith Downie:

“It’s one other piece of enterprise for Eddie Howe after the signing of Matt Targett round two weeks in the past when his mortgage from Aston Villa was made everlasting.

“That’s around £22m spent already by Newcastle just two weeks into the transfer window.

“As we all know, they’re in talks to sign Reims striker Hugo Ekitike and Lille defender Sven Botman. Both the charges in these transfers ought to Newcastle get them down will eclipse the charges which have been spent on each Targett and Pope. They’re very eager to carry them each to the membership.”

Newcastle Q&A: Who are Toon’s different targets this summer season

On Sky Sports’ Transfer Talk Podcast, Pete Graves offers perception into who could possibly be coming into Newcastle, how a lot they’re ready to spend and who might go away St James’ Park in their greatest window ever.

“There’s Hugo Ekitike and Sven Botman who are two top-quality players in France, they are the two players who are closest to getting through the door.

“Newcastle have been linked with Lucas Paqueta from Lyon who’s nice mates with Bruno Guimaraes. The midfielder came visiting and spent his birthday with Bruno and was even photographed carrying a Newcastle shirt in Bruno’s backyard! That received Newcastle followers excited, he is a beginning worldwide for Brazil. Whether they’d make a transfer for him, I’m undecided. I feel for Lyon, the value must be proper. Other high golf equipment have an interest in Paqueta as nicely.

“They definitely want to add in key positions. Right wing is another player they want to bring in, the likes of Moussa Diaby at Bayer Leverkusen and Ismalia Sarr at Watford. They would love to sign Diaby but they have been quoted a fee in the region of £60m, from what I’ve heard, which at this stage would be a little out of their price range.

“I feel they may add a proper winger, one, perhaps two, strikers, a central midfielder, a central defender and a goalkeeper – so that they need to strengthen during the backbone.”

Newcastle fixtures 2022/23: Forest up first

Newcastle United will host newly-promoted Nottingham Forest on the opening weekend of the 2022/23 Premier League season.

After a visit to Brighton on the second weekend, Eddie Howe’s Magpies host Premier League champions Manchester City on August 20, earlier than ending the month with journeys to Wolves and Liverpool.

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Howe faces former membership Bournemouth at dwelling on September 17, whereas the go to of Brentford on October 8 marks the one-year anniversary of the Newcastle’s Saudi-backed takeover.

Newcastle journey to Leicester on Boxing Day, host Leeds on New Year’s Eve, after which journey to Arsenal on January 2, earlier than concluding their marketing campaign away at Chelsea.

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