Newcastle United ‘closing in’ on Nick Pope signing - according to reports

Burnley’s Nick Pope could become Newcastle United’s second signing of the summer, according to fresh reports.

By Joe Buck
Tuesday, 21st June 2022, 1:58 pm

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With movement on Freddie Woodman and Karl Darlow’s departure from the club expected, Pope will be the man Newcastle turn to in order to strengthen their goalkeeping department.

According to reports from the Telegraph, Newcastle are exploring a deal worth £10million for the 30-year-old who is keen to be playing Premier League football ahead of the World Cup at the end of the year.

Pope and Burnley suffered relegation on the final day of last season after being defeated 2-1 by Newcastle at Turf Moor and the Clarets will reportedly not stand in Pope’s way if he wants to leave the club in search of top-flight football.

Newcastle are reportedly 'closing in' on a deal to sign Nick Pope from Burnley (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

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Despite reported interest in Dean Henderson from Newcastle, a deal for Pope is believed to be ‘close’.

Pope kept nine clean sheets in the league last year, one more than the Magpies current no.1 Martin Dubravka.