Newcastle United have completed the signing of Nick Pope from Burnley.
The club have confirmed the goalkeeper’s arrival on their official website. He’s signed a four-year deal with the Magpies, keeping him at St James’ Park until 2026.
He becomes Newcastle’s second senior signing of the summer, and the first fresh face to arrive at the club after Matt Targett’s loan deal became permanent.
Pope will reportedly cost Newcastle around £10million. That’s a bargain fee for a goalkeeper of his calibre.
He’ll compete with Martin Dubravka for a place in Eddie Howe’s starting XI, and will be ready for pre-season to kick off next month.
Eddie Howe reacts as Newcastle confirm signing of Nick Pope
Following confirmation of the deal, Howe has given his thoughts on his latest signing.
“Nick is an exceptional Premier League and international level goalkeeper so I’m very pleased to be adding strong competition to a very important position,” he told the club’s official website.
“There has been a lot of interest in him from other clubs this summer, so I’d like to thank our owners and everyone behind the scenes for getting us ahead of the competition.
“I’m delighted he is joining us as we prepare for the exciting challenge ahead.”
Howe is ecstatic with his new signing, and so he should be. He’s been after a new goalkeeper for a while now, and the owners have delivered.
Welcome to Newcastle
The arrival of Pope ends a lengthy search for a new goalkeeper. Plenty of names have been linked since the season ended. Once upon a time it looked all but certain that Dean Henderson would be heading to St James’ Park.
Those reports proved to be wide of the mark, and Newcastle instead turned to another England international.
The arrival of Pope should delight supporters. It will certainly please Toon striker Chris Wood, who spoke incredibly highly of his former Clarets teammate last year.
They’ll be sharing a dressing room once again, ahead of what is set to be an exciting season for Newcastle.
A new goalkeeper has arrived, and he’s one of the best in the Premier League and a current England international. He’ll know Kieran Trippier well from international duty.
It’s a great signing by the Toon hierarchy – another sensible addition to Howe’s squad.
Welcome to Tyneside, Nick Pope!