Newcastle in advanced talks to sign Burnley No 1 Nick Pope as the England goalkeeper ensures he stays in the Premier League with the World Cup on the horizon
- Nick Pope’s proposed move to Newcastle is edging closer to being finalised
- The goalkeeper is keen on a move to St. James’ Park after Burnley’s relegation
- He has one year left on his Turf Moor contract and has received lots of interest
- With the World Cup in the winter, Pope will have one eye on his England place
- The 30-year-old will provide competition for Martin Dubravka on Tyneside
Sportsmail reported last week that the Magpies were a exploring a deal for the 30-year-old as they seek quality competition for Martin Dubravka.
Pope, who has one year left on his contract at Turf Moor, has had interest from a number of clubs but a move to Newcastle appeals.
Newcastle are in advanced talks to sign Burnley and England goalkeeper Nick Pope
The 6ft 6in shot-stopper is currently third choice in the England squad behind Jordan Pickford and Aaron Ramsdale and will know that he has more chance of staying in Gareth Southgate’s thoughts ahead of the World Cup in the winter if he remains in the Premier League.
Despite Burnley’s fall into the second tier, Pope has stood out as one of the best goalkeepers in the top-flight in recent years.
He has spent the last six seasons in Lancashire, making 155 appearances in all competitions and winning the Clarets’ player of the year award on two occasions.
Pope will have one eye on his place in the England squad with the World Cup in the winter
Eddie Howe is in the process of revamping his side with the backing of the club’s Saudi owners
But the Turf Moor club are being forced into a squad clear out because their relegation means they are due to pay back a portion of a £65million loan.
Newcastle decided on a move for Pope after also considering Manchester United’s Dean Henderson, Alphonse Areola and Chelsea’s Kepa Arrizabalaga.
Eddie Howe is in the process of revamping his side with the backing of the club’s Saudi Arabian owners, with talks continuing over deals for Sven Botman and Hugo Ekitike.