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Medical Set As Agreement Reached In Principle For England International – Report



It looks like it will be Nick Pope next through the door at St. James’ Park. After Luke Edwards broke the news that an agreement was very close for the 30-year-old, The Athletic’s David Ornstein is reporting an agreement in principle has been reached.

Pope is now set for a medical with the deal expected to be completed by the end of the week. Ornstein does not cite the amount of the fee but Edwards reported earlier today it was around £10m, which is good business for an England international in his prime.

Pope’s arrival will also be accompanied by some sad news as Freddie Woodman looks set to depart after nine years on Tyneside. The 25-year-old is very close to clinching a move to Preston North End as revealed by The Athletic earlier today.

Newcastle’s pursuit of both Sven Botman and Hugo Ekitike continues to be clouded in uncertainty. After a promising update from the Chronicle on Ekitike, Luke Edwards countered that talks with the player’s representatives have gone quiet over the past week.

The hope of having most of the summer business done by the start of preseason next month looks very unlikely. However, Nick Pope will be an excellent addition as he looks set to follow the reliable Matt Targett as our next summer signing.


76 comments so far

  • Romford mag

    Jun 21, 2022 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #1

    !

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jun 21, 2022 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #2

    Good signing if we get him.
    Dubs is not as good as he used to be. Pope will command the box and will not be fearful in collecting high balls. So that is a plus.

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  • The Prince's Mate

    Jun 21, 2022 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #3

    Mund
    Patience is a virtue
    It’s a soul’s companion
    You can feel it everywhere

    Lift your hands and voices
    Free your mind and join us
    You can feel it in the air

    Oh-oh, it’s a passion
    Oh-oh, you can feel it in the air
    Oh-oh, it’s a passion
    Oh-oh, oh, oh, oh

    Is that from the song Ashlie is an arsehole?

    1
  • jezza442

    Jun 21, 2022 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #4

    West ham fans must be chuffed to bits being linked with the same players as THE big club!

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  • The Prince's Mate

    Jun 21, 2022 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #5

    If we sign Pope, will that mean he can’t play on an Easter Sunday?

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  • surreytoon

    Jun 21, 2022 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #6

    On Luke Edwards – I think a lot of people have an unnecessary and uncalled for bee in their bonnet about him. Saying he’s anti toon or click bait poster. I think that is completely wrong. I’ve followed all the main journos reporting on the toon for decades and I have to say he is one of the most reliable. No journo is infallible in their reports but what he says about Botman and Ekitike, I am inclined to believe.

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  • north east lincs toon

    Jun 21, 2022 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #7

    Next seasons sponsor could be Tino comdons (Faustino) better than sh@te direct

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  • Mund

    Jun 21, 2022 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #8

    surreytoon

    With all due respect mate that is simply not true.

    Edwards is not one of the most reliable and the fanbase didn’t just turn on him, he made that happen all by himself.

    The reason the majority don’t like him is he was filmed saying he loves to wind the fanbase up and gets a kick out of it…

    That’s one of the main reasons.

    You talk about him being reliable…?

    Let’s not forget Henry Mauriss but the most important factor is when he told us all that Ashley took the club off the market and he won’t be selling to the Saudis. The Saudis had gone according to him…

    I think it was only a few weeks later the takeover happened…

    Edwards is despised because of his own actions

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jun 21, 2022 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #9

    Only concern with Pope is his distribution or rather lack of it. Years of hoofing it at Burnley will have done him no favours playing out from the back. Should have been all over Bizunu for only 15M.

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  • Darnik

    Jun 21, 2022 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #10

    Surrey
    He’s admitted to enjoying winding our fan base up which is where a lot of it stems from, add to that he said the Saudis had walked away , he’s never going to get much respect from a lot of fans

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jun 21, 2022 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #11

    Spot on Mund re – Edwards

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  • Toon fans bad

    Jun 21, 2022 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #12

    Odd that Lee Ryder and Luke Edwards have gone head to head on this. They obviously trust where the info is coming from and you’d assume one of them is utterly wrong. However they both could be right.
    Ekitike’s agent tells the club he’s prepared to cut short his holiday If he gets the assurances about playing time he wants and won’t answer any calls unless his agent tells him it’s with reference to those assurances.
    If Eddie doesn’t want to commit to this and pulls the plug then by default we must also be in for someone else, deemed better than Ekitike and they’re confident of getting him!
    Just my opinion of course 😆

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  • Tyran21

    Jun 21, 2022 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #13

    Genuine transfers seems to surfaced, agreed and signed within 2-3 weeks. All Jan transfers done this way too right? Paqueta have good chance then, been quiet on that front without any reported agreements or meetings between the clubs.

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  • Darnik

    Jun 21, 2022 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #14

    Mund beat me to it though 😆

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  • Tyran21

    Jun 21, 2022 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #15

    Toon fans bad

    There are many good alternatives for Ekitike. He is not even the main striker for france u20.

    4
  • Romford mag

    Jun 21, 2022 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #16

    He would have said he said it first anyway 😉

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  • Mund

    Jun 21, 2022 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #17

    😆

    1
  • Toon fans bad

    Jun 21, 2022 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #18

    Tom,

    Glad to read you’re out the hospital and good luck with your recovery,

    To aid your recovery I recommend the kebabs with everything on from the ‘German Doner Kebab’ takeaway chain. After a wee bit of research it appears there is one in the Derbion shopping centre on Floor 2.
    Get round there when you’re back on your feet. I am certain you’ll enjoy them.

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  • Tyran21

    Jun 21, 2022 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #19

    Rotonda heights

    Apart from passing, Pope aced alot other top GK in saves, dealing with crosses and most importantly sweeper role.

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  • A Geordie Mongrel

    Jun 21, 2022 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #20

    Tom, really glad you’re ok. That was quite a scare you had.

    Mr Tuff re previous bus. Where did that come from? I thought Lesh lightened the mood in response to Tom’s good news with a pretty good pun. One I might have made myself. It’s not a threat mate, just a joke. Not to your personal taste maybe?

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  • Darnik

    Jun 21, 2022 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #21

    Lingard wants £200,000 a week 😆
    Love to

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  • The Taco Taker

    Jun 21, 2022 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #22

    A good signing in my opinion.

    The one thing I do think though is that if Pope does get the no 1 jersey then that could spell the beginning of the end for Dubs. He also has his international place to consider so come January or next summer he may well look to move on if he doesn’t get much gametime. In the meantime though it means we have 2 reliable ‘keepers.

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  • the crown princes nashers

    Jun 21, 2022 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #23

    I wouldnt pay lingard 70 grand a week never mind 200

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  • Toon fans bad

    Jun 21, 2022 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #24

    Tyran21,

    I’m still thinking and hoping Paqueta will come pal. Players must talk and info will spread around in that fraternity, but when it comes to transfer info that Journo’s get, it very rarely comes from players, they seem pretty tight about that shit. Wonder if Ekitike has learned of a Paqueta deal in the offing with us and he’s asked where he stands. Interesting, but it’s turning into a bit of saga!!!

    Doesn’t seem like the hacks have a source at Lyon as Bruno came out the blue.

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  • the crown princes nashers

    Jun 21, 2022 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #25

    the thing with lingard is he couldnt even get into the man shite team, so him wanting 200 grand a week to play for our club hes obviously dreaming in disney world, no club in the league would pay that well bar the exception of wet spam

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  • magicmac54

    Jun 21, 2022 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #26

    Another Update folks whether it`s genuine or not who knows, your guess is as good as mine HWTL.

    https://youtu.be/YJM8-7KpcBY

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  • A Geordie Mongrel

    Jun 21, 2022 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #27

    Yes, a good keeper who will be very welcome.

    So few reliable news sources so the click bait merchants run riot. It’s not just us, they do it for every team.

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  • Davas

    Jun 21, 2022 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #28

    Clint from previous
    Yeah, West ham fell away pretty badly at the end of the season after being in the running for top 4. Maybe Europe took its toll so their fans are probably worried that we get in the way of their strengthening and also that we could be challenging them next season.

    2
  • Davas

    Jun 21, 2022 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #29

    So does this mean we won’t be signing Henderson?

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  • Tyran21

    Jun 21, 2022 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #30

    Toon fans bad

    Hopefully. Paqueta tops my wishlist too, fits Howe’s playstyle perfectly.

    1
  • Tyran21

    Jun 21, 2022 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #31

    magicmac54

    Isn’t those from last month? Apart from editing Pope in……..lol

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  • Not another deJong

    Jun 21, 2022 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #32

    Is the Pope cathartic?

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  • magicmac54

    Jun 21, 2022 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #33
  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Jun 21, 2022 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #34

    Screw getting Lingard him and Pogba are everything that’s wrong with Football

    Stay well clear of football players in it for the Instagram and promoting their “brand”

    Get players in like Rodri hardly on social media and is very humble but also a quality player

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Jun 21, 2022 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #35

    Pope for the rumoured £10m fee is absolutely cracking business by us if true.

    We’re getting an England international with bags of PL experience for a steal. He’s better and younger than Dubs (though some may argue he’s comparable) and in any case, it drastically increases the overall quality of the squad.

    Cracking work from Ashworth and Nickson right there.

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jun 21, 2022 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #36

    Burnley are desperate to sell need to pay off part of their debt soon

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Jun 21, 2022 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #37

    LCBP

    I agree with the sentiment, but something tells me Rodri is a little bit out of our price range at the moment haha

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  • magicmac54

    Jun 21, 2022 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #38

    Ruddy

    Getting a quality Keeper like Nick Pope for 10M could possibly be the best deal any premier league club will do this window, it`s a truly tremendous piece of business by the club HWTL.

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  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Jun 21, 2022 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #39

    From Lesh:

    “Tuff

    I’ve come across some mischief makers in my time but you rank among the biggest of them all. You’re a nasty piece of work.”

    Oh deary dear my, the irony is off the scale, takes one to know one, that’s all I can say in that above comment 😆 😆

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  • Ian Toon

    Jun 21, 2022 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #40

    Mund- You really are the man to go too on here!
    I agree on Luke Edwards. He is despised simply because he might as well be working on the Show biz page for all he knows about football and The Toon.
    He professed a while ago to not knowing what a false nine was. Apparently when he got the gig colleagues at The Telegraph pooled together to buy him Michael Cox’s The Mixer.
    Don’t let the bastar…get you down you’re doing a great job.
    Onwards and upwards.

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