Newcastle United have announced the signing of Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope.
The England international has put pen to paper over a four-year deal at St James’ Park, arriving for a reported fee of £10m – making him the most expensive goalkeeper signed by the club!
Pope is expected to challenge Martin Dubravka for the number one spot, leaving Burnley following relegation in a bid to force his way back into Gareth Southgate’s plans for the World Cup in Qatar later this year.
Here’s the club’s official announcement video, followed Pope’s first words and Eddie Howe’s reaction to our second signing of the summer (via NUFC.co.uk):
“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.”
“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.
“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.”
Welcome to the Toon, big man!