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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

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Jun 21, 2022 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #41

    @Ruddy

    Yeah just looking for proper specimens who just live and breathe Football no flash Harry’s haha

    If we get Pope for that price that will be great there has always been decent deals to get in England every season but Ashley was always reluctant for some reason

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  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Jun 21, 2022 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #42

    Pope will be a good top draw signing. England’s No1 very soon no doubt, great professional and has played some blinding games towards the end of the season when it was like a one man crusade to save Burnley from the dreaded drop, the worldies he pulled off her out of this world…

    He commands his 6 yard box well, and does have a good distribution, see for yourselves if you were one of the few that thought not. This lad has huge potential to be immense in a better team. For 8m-10m what an absolute bargain…

    https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://themastermindsite.com/2022/04/26/the-myth-of-nick-popes-poor-distribution/amp/&ved=2ahUKEwjy5ejpib_4AhWUgVwKHXiwBbgQFnoECAcQAQ&usg=AOvVaw2YRa0PGGlIu32VrO93fbI6

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  • Darnik

    Jun 21, 2022 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #43

    I totally agree I don’t personally rate Lingard that highly, Paqueta on the other hand I’d love us to sign and I doubt he’d be asking for wages like that

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  • Davas

    Jun 21, 2022 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #44

    He may be despised by some fans but maybe he sometimes gets stuff right. I don’t really know as I ignore a lot of this sort of stuff.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/FabrizioRomano/status/1539292319261810690

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Jun 21, 2022 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #45

    Ian Toon

    Your surname wouldn’t happen to be Cusack would it? In any case, blast from the past seeing you on here, will your other accounts be making an appearance?

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  • carltoon

    Jun 21, 2022 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #46

    Tom. Pleased your out of hospital
    Take care

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  • carltoon

    Jun 21, 2022 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #47

    CBob you know I would never tell you off.
    Pope I’m pleased if we sign him
    Yes Munster, he’s infallible.
    I got it, thousands wouldn’t.

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  • Darnik

    Jun 21, 2022 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #49

    Good luck Freddie

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Jun 21, 2022 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #51

    Woodman off to Preston North End on a permanent deal. Wasn’t cut out for the PL, at least not at this stage of his career, but I wish him well and hope this spell as a consistent Championship starter gives him the platform to kick on. Has bags of potential. Good luck Freddie.

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  • TOM

    Jun 21, 2022 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #52

    once again i have to say thank you to you all for your kind words and concern .

    brilliant when the blog is like this one big happy family .

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  • Mund

    Jun 21, 2022 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #53

    Good luck Freddie

    All the best for the future

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  • Tyran21

    Jun 21, 2022 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #54

    Good luck Freddie, just don’t get bruced again and you’ll be fine.

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  • Wor B

    Jun 21, 2022 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #55

    Tough call for unappreciated funny post of the day…

    “Davas
    Jun 21, 2022 at 4:14 PM
    Comment #112
    Phy
    Its all quiet on the Norman front.”

    “Not another deJong
    Jun 21, 2022 at 6:17 PM
    Comment #32
    Is the Pope cathartic?”

    Let’s call it a draw.

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  • Mund

    Jun 21, 2022 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #56

    Ian Toon

    Onwards and upwards mate

    HWTL

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  • lochinvar

    Jun 21, 2022 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #57

    Lingard as they say can ‘do one’.
    No way do we want or need Man Yanks overpaid cast offs and the egos that come from that club.

    Calvin-Lewis will move away from Everton which is a wise move from him.
    No doubt Everton’s likely new owners with their Old Trapdoor links will welcome Lingard with open arms to placate the less than charming Everton fans.

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  • Mund

    Jun 21, 2022 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #58

    Man U closing in on Anthony

    We should of been all over that but maybe Howe doesn’t want to fill the team with Brazilians…

    Got to leave room for Paqueta;)

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  • TOM

    Jun 21, 2022 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #59

    Mund .

    which anthony is that Marcus Antonius, ( mark antony ) :lol;

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  • TOM

    Jun 21, 2022 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #60

    Did we get a fee for woodman ?

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  • Tyran21

    Jun 21, 2022 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #61

    Anthony will take a season or two to learn his lesson, then depends on his mentality if he swim or get shipped out. Typical Ajax players.

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  • Tyran21

    Jun 21, 2022 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #62

    Mund

    How many Ajax players make it big abroad in the last 10 years? I think less than 5? Honestly I can’t name 3……

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  • The Taco Taker

    Jun 21, 2022 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #63

    HI Tom,

    Undisclosed fee for Woodman. I guess we will hear estimates in the coming days.

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  • Davas

    Jun 21, 2022 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #64

    WorB
    I don’t think I’ve been mentioned in dispatches before. 😀

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Jun 21, 2022 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #65

    Tyran

    Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Suarez, Eriksen

    More than 10 years ago: Zlatan, Bergkamp, Seedorf, Edgar Davids, Wesley Sneijder, Edwin van der Saar plus many more.

    Ajax have a track record of producing some stellar players.

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  • Tyran21

    Jun 21, 2022 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #66

    Ziyech was even more prolific than Anthony at Ajax, but struggle so much in EPL.

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  • TOM

    Jun 21, 2022 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #67

    Taco .

    thanks mate .

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Jun 21, 2022 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #68

    Tyran

    I do agree with you that some players struggle to make the transition to the Premier League, so it’ll be interesting to see how he does if he does sign for Man United.

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  • Mund

    Jun 21, 2022 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #69

    Tyran

    What Ruddy said.

    I’m surprised and guessed you forgot some there mate.

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  • TOM

    Jun 21, 2022 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #70

    Have to ask does the POPE wear a frock 😆

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  • Mund

    Jun 21, 2022 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #71

    Maxwell who went to Barcelona and a little bit over 10 years but not much the great Zlatan

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  • TOM

    Jun 21, 2022 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #72

    So how much will we get for Darlow

    5 MILLION /10 MILLION ?

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jun 21, 2022 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #74

    It was on BBC Newcastle about Pope so must be looking good. Keepers are in their absolute prime at 30 and if Pickford wasn’t Southgate’s darling we’d have the England number one. He’s got at least another four years with us as number one and Dubs at least another couple of years here. That gives us plenty of time to sort the academy out and bring in some top class youth to be here long term.

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  • The Last Jedi

    Jun 21, 2022 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #75

    Thing with Lingard is he might have a point to prove after how he was treated by Man u and also might fight for a World cup place?

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  • lesh

    Jun 21, 2022 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #76

    Fenham to Chalfont

    No surprise to see you chime in alongside Tuff. Birds of a feather comes to mind.

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