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

Nick Pope completed his £10m move to Newcastle from Burnley with the England goalkeeper signing a four-year deal.

The 30-year-old was keen to remain in the Premier League after Burnley’s relegation to the Championship to ensure he remains in Gareth Southgate’s England plans ahead of the World Cup in Qatar this winter.

Pope, who had one year left on his contract at Burnley, will challenge Martin Dubravka for the number 1 shirt at St James’ Park.

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

Said Pope: “Now that I’m here, I can’t wait to get started. The deal has taken a couple of weeks to get done, but it went over the line very quickly, and I’m delighted to be here and I’m looking forward to getting stuck in.” it’s”.

Howe was delighted to have landed his man after initially looking to beef up his goalkeeping department in January.

The Magpies boss said: “Nick is an exceptional Premier League and international level goalkeeper so I’m very pleased to add strong competition to a very important position.

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

Analysis: Why Toon Is Putting His Faith In The Pope

Ben Grounds, football journalist for Sky Sports:

“Newcastle have been canny operators in the summer transfer window so far, with Pope’s arrival the first new face on Tyneside after Matt Targett’s loan spell from Aston Villa was made permanent.

“The goalkeeping position was not the most obvious area in need of improvement at the end of last season. Dubravka had performed admirably in helping the club steer clear of any relegation danger, keeping eight clean sheets and conceding just 35 goals in the 26 games he played in total.

“But Pope has shown over a number of years how good a shot-stopper he is, producing memorable saves in away draws against West Ham and Aston Villa when Burnley’s quest for survival fell short. He contributed to a save percentage higher for Pope compared to Dubravka.

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“The Slovakia international is three years older than Pope, but at 33 he is still a good age with plenty of experience to compete for the number 1 spot.

“His superior passing accuracy would be lost if Newcastle are willing to switch to a more possession-based approach, so Pope will need to show he is more comfortable on the ball, with a range of short and long passes.

“This is great news for Eddie Howe and for Pope, who has a big few months ahead of him with the World Cup in November. Playing regularly in the Premier League is a must, so the move will have come with some degree of assurance.” 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 front of him in England, but he will be looking to dislodge the No. 2 position for his country.”

Pope in, Ekitike and Botman after?

Sky Sports News reporter Keith Downie:

“It’s another business for Eddie Howe after the signing of Matt Targett about two weeks ago when his loan from Aston Villa was made permanent.

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

“As we know, they are in talks to sign Reims striker Hugo Ekitike and Lille defender Sven Botman. Both costs on those transfers, if Newcastle drops them, will dwarf the costs that have been spent on both Targett and Pope. They are I am looking forward to bringing them both to the club.”

Newcastle Q&A: Who are Toon’s other targets this summer?

In Sky Sports transfer talk Podcast, pete graves it gives an idea of ​​who might be coming to Newcastle, how much they’re willing to spend and who might be leaving St James’ Park in its biggest window.

“There are Hugo Ekitike and Sven Botman, who are two top players in France, they are the two players who are closest to crossing the gate.

“Newcastle have been linked with Lucas Paquetá from Lyon, who is a great friend of Bruno Guimaraes. The midfielder came and spent his birthday with Bruno and was even photographed wearing a Newcastle shirt in Bruno’s garden. That got the fans excited. from Newcastle, he’s a regular international for Brazil. If they would make a move for him, I’m not sure. I think for Lyon, the price should be right. Other top clubs are also interested in Paquetá.

“They definitely want to add in key positions. The right wing is another player they want to bring in, like 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 bit out of their price range.

“I think they will add a right winger, one, maybe two, forwards, a central midfielder, a central defender and a goalkeeper, so they want to strengthen the whole column.”

Newcastle matches 2022/23: forest first

Newcastle Calendar 2022/23

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

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

Howe faces former club Bournemouth at home on September 17, while the visit to Brentford on October 8 marks the first anniversary of Newcastle’s Saudi-backed takeover.

Newcastle travel to Leicester on Boxing Day, host Leeds on New Year’s Eve and then travel to Arsenal on January 2, before wrapping up their campaign at Chelsea.

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