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Mehrdad Ghodoussi sends Newcastle welcome message to Nick Pope

Newcastle United co-owner has delivered a message to the Magpies’ newest recruit Nick Pope.

The club officially confirmed the signing on Thursday evening, after the player underwent a medical and completed his media duties inside St James’ Park.

Pope has signed a four-year deal with Newcastle, costing £10million from Burnley.

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It’s a great piece of business, and takes our summer spending up to £25million. Pope follows Matt Targett through the door, whose loan deal became permanent for £15million.

Newcastle’s newest signing is exactly what Eddie Howe has been craving. He’s been after a new all keeper all summer, wanting more competition for Martin Dubravka.

He’s got that now, and thanked the owners for getting the deal for Pope over the line. And now one of the Newcastle United ownership group has commented on the transfer.

What Mehrdad Ghodoussi said to Nick Pope

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An hour after the deal was officially confirmed, Ghodoussi delivered a social media message to the 30-year-old goalkeeper.

“Welcome to the best club in the world Nick,” he wrote on Twitter.

If Pope didn’t know he was joining the best club in the world, he does now!

While Ghodoussi might be being a little over the top, that is exactly what the owners want Newcastle to be in the future.

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Their project is still in its infancy, but they are making all the right moves.

Mega money signings and high profile names were expected at St James’ Park, but that simply has not happened.

The club’s recruitment has been incredibly sensible since the change of ownership. Kieran Trippier and Bruno Guimaraes are the only blockbuster signings, but they have both proven to be worth every penny.

All of the new signings have delivered since their arrival, and Pope will hope to follow suit. But first he will need to oust Martin Dubravka and take his place in Howe’s starting XI.

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