Nick Pope: Newcastle signed England goalkeeper from Burnley on £ 10m contract | Football news

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

The 30-year-old wished to stay in the Premier League following Burnley’s relegation to the league to ensure he remained on Gareth Southgate’s England plans ahead of the World Cup in Qatar this winter.

Pope, who had a one-year contract with Burnley left, 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.

Pope said, “Now I’m here, I can’t wait to get started. The deal took a couple of weeks to materialize, but it crossed the line very quickly, and I’m happy to be here and I don’t really look forward to it. time to get involved “.

Howe was delighted to have taken his man after initially trying to bolster his goalkeeper department in January.

The Magpies boss said: “Nick is an outstanding Premier League and international goalkeeper, so I am very happy 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 putting us ahead of the competition. I am delighted that he is joining us as we we prepare for the exciting challenge that awaits us “.

Analysis: Why the Toons are putting their trust in Pope

Ben Grounds, Sky Sports Football Journalist:

“Newcastle have been good players in the summer transfer window so far, with Pope’s arrival set to be the first new face of Tyneside after Matt Targett’s loan transfer from Aston Villa was made permanent.

“The goalkeeper position was not the most obvious area in need of an update by the end of last season. Dubravka had performed admirably in helping the club move away from any danger of relegation, keeping clean sheet eight and conceding only 35 goals in the 26 games played in total.

“But Pope has proven for several years how great a shooter he is, making memorable away saves against West Ham and Aston Villa as Burnley’s quest for survival failed. He contributed to a higher save rate for Pope than he did. Dubravka.

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The Slovak international is three years older than Pope, but at 33 he is still a good age with a lot of experience to compete for the number 1 position.

“His superior passing accuracy would be lacking if Newcastle wanted to switch to a more possession-based approach, so Pope will have to prove he is more comfortable on the ball, with a range of both short and long passes.

“It’s great news for Eddie Howe and for Pope, who is many months ahead with the World Cup coming up 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 ahead of him in England, but he will be looking to remove the # 2 position for his country.”

Pope in, Ekitike and Botman next?

Sky Sports News reporter Keith Downie:

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

“That’s around 22 million pounds already spent by Newcastle just two weeks from the transfer window.

“As we know, they are in talks to sign Reims striker Hugo Ekitike and Lille defender Sven Botman. Both fees in those transfers should Newcastle cut them down will outshine the fees that were spent on both Targett and Pope. I am very eager to bring them both to the club. “

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“There are Hugo Ekitike and Sven Botman who are two top-notch players in France, they are the two closest players to walk through the door.

Newcastle have been linked to Lyon’s Lucas Paqueta 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! he thrilled Newcastle fans, he is a starting international for Brazil. I don’t know if they would make a move for him. I think the price should be right for Lyon. Other top clubs are also interested in Paqueta.

“They definitely want to add key positions. The right winger is another player they want to bring onto the pitch, like Moussa Diaby at Bayer Leverkusen and Ismalia Sarr at Watford. They would like to sign Diaby but have been cited a commission in the region of £ 60 million, from what I heard, that at this stage it 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 get stronger.”

Newcastle matches 2022/23: Forest up first

Newcastle Calendar 2022/23

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

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

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

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

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