Newcastle United Sign Nick Pope From Burnley For Undisclosed Fee

Newcastle United have signed goalkeeper, Nick Pope from Burnley for an undisclosed transfer fee.

Pope began his career within Ipswich Town’s Youth Academy but made his breakthrough whilst at Charlton with 37 appearances across 2014-15 & 15-16 seasons, following loan spells at Harrow Borough, Welling United, Cambridge United, Aldershot Town, York City and Bury.

The Soham-born goalkeeper then joined Burnley in July 2016 where he went on to make 155 appearances in all competitions, as the Clarets experienced a short European campaign in 2018-19 season after finishing seventh in the Premier League the previous season.

Burnley ultimately suffered relegation at the end of last season, with their fate confirmed coincidentally following defeat on the final day of the season against Newcastle who have now signed Pope on a four-year contract.

Speaking about his decision to join Newcastle after six seasons at Burnley, Pope said: “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.”

Newcastle’s Head Coach, Eddie Howe hailed Pope as “… an exceptional Premier League and international level goalkeeper” and is “very pleased” to have fought off strong competition for Pope’s signature.

Pope is Newcastle’s second signing this summer after Matt Targett finalised a permanent transfer from Aston Villa earlier this month.

Burnley meanwhile issued the following statement on Pope’s departure from Turf Moor to move to Newcastle: “The Club would like to thank Nick for all his efforts during his time at Turf Moor and wish him all the best for the future.”

During his time at Turf Moor, Pope made his international debut for England in 2018 and has gone on to claim eight international caps across the last four years.

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