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Report – Newcastle Close To An Agreement To Sign Nick Pope For Just £10M

The Telegraph  (Luke Edwards) in an exclusive are reporting today that Newcastle are close to reaching an agreement to sign Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope, and the transfer fee seems extremely low.

And the report also points out that Newcastle are being frustrated with high transfer fees being quoted to them.

Burnley know that Pope wants out, since he wants first team football so he can make England’s squad for the World Cup in Qatar that starts in mid-November.

Pope has a decent chance not only to make the England squad for Qatar, but become England’s number one too.

The big news is that sources have told Telegraph Sport that the recruitment of the 30-year-old 8 times capped England International is closer than that of both Ekitike and Botman: so that has to be very good news.

The price is a bit hard to believe, but the Telegraph are reporting it to be between £8M and £10M.

If that is true, it’s an absolute bargain for Newcastle, since Pope could well become the number one at Newcastle, and edge out current incumbent Martin Dubravka.

The deal has not been completed yet, but Burnley now realize they will need to sell Pope, and there’s no chance of him staying with Burnley.

Pope’s current deal at Burnley has one year to run with an option for another year.

But how the price has gone from £40M to say £10M is a mystery?

But Burnley probably never really wanted £40M for Pope in the first place, and that’s been paper-talk.

Talks are said to be at an advanced stage, and this is very good news for Newcastle fans.

Pope was born in Soham, a small town in East Cambridgeshire, between Ely and Newmarket.

He started his career with Ipswich Town’s Youth Academy and after being released aged 16 in 2008, he joined Bury Town, before signing for Charlton Athletic in May 2011.

Pope joined Burnley in the summer of 2016 and became a regular starter in the 2017-2018 season and made 155 total appearances for Burnley, all in the Premier League.

What do you think?

22 comments so far

  • Hong Kong Magpie

    Jun 21, 2022 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #1


  • Wor B

    Jun 21, 2022 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #2

    Yay, Hong Kong Magpie.

    Nothing for 6 months then a first!

  • Harley

    Jun 21, 2022 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #3

    Good keeper, definitely an upgrade on Darlow.

  • Ketsbaia9

    Jun 21, 2022 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #4

    Would be a good back up to Dubravka. If Dubravka is performing badly, then Pope can step in. I wouldn’t get rid of Darlow though.

  • Wor B

    Jun 21, 2022 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #5

    Hope you’re doing the FPL H2H this season.

    Always puzzled me how you had such a great points total but in the bottom half of the league!

  • Ketsbaia9

    Jun 21, 2022 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #6

    Tagliafico is available for £3.4m. Forest have been linked with a move. We should be signing him.

  • Hong Kong Magpie

    Jun 21, 2022 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #7

    Wor B indeed I have kept reading, just was the opportunity so I took it!!!

  • Hong Kong Magpie

    Jun 21, 2022 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #8

    Yes I will be doing FPL this season. I know I had a good points total just couldn’t win H2H

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Jun 21, 2022 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #9

    8 to 12 million for Pope would be pretty unreal business if true again proving there is decent value to be had if you are willing to shop about.

    Targett was a pretty reasonable deal

    Now if we add Ettike and Botman that’s your young players from abroad that have a structure to help them get used to the league without being dropped in straight away

    Then we need a right winger and a creative midfielder to go with that I think that would be just enough squad changes that wouldn’t upset the apple cart too much

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Jun 21, 2022 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #10

    The debate about whether Dubravka or Pope who is best could go on for ages

    Personally I think both are pretty evenly matched but what it does bring is proper competition! When Dubs is injured Darlow just isn’t a great replacement and then he seems to lose all confidence when Dubs is fit again he just doesn’t have the mentality to deal with someone chasing the no1 spot

    Now Pope and Dubs if either can’t play there is a ready made replacement of a similar level so we shouldn’t see a major drop in results from a keeping point of view

  • lesh

    Jun 21, 2022 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #11

    Wor B

    It might be a bit early to stand the popcorn lady down. The entertainment won’t go away – there’ll always be outbursts but not as prolonged! Most folk can’t be bothered!

  • Wor B

    Jun 21, 2022 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #12

    Good to hear HK Mag, that sort of luck from last season can’t continue. You’re my bet for promotion next year!

  • Ketsbaia9

    Jun 21, 2022 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #13

    There’s not much difference between Darlow and Dubravka to be honest.

  • Wor B

    Jun 21, 2022 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #14


    The popcorn lady is on a retainer, she’ll no doubt be making intermittent guest appearances in future.


  • Ketsbaia9

    Jun 21, 2022 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #15

    Targett was a bad signing. We could’ve got Tagliafico for £3.4m instead. £8.6m cheaper and a much better player.

  • Tyran21

    Jun 21, 2022 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #16

    Although Pope’s passing is not great, he is quick off his line. Might be the “sweeper” for the high line defense.

  • Romford mag

    Jun 21, 2022 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #17


    From previous:

    I wouldn’t retire the popcorn just yet mate 😆

  • Sha-Mag-Mother-Hubbard

    Jun 21, 2022 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #18

    I’d be more than happy with Pope a “more than capable” challenger to Dubs (who’s distribution isn’t up there either). Competition for places is a must for me this window. For too long, many of our first 11 were guaranteed starters regardless of form and fitness! Having a decent squad will sharpen mindsets (a la Shar, Willock, Jonjo even Fraser to a lesser extent)!

  • scott

    Jun 21, 2022 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #19

    Wor B

    Any idea when the fpl starts up to start picking teams again?

    I’m sure someone posted that it was this week sometime?

  • Tyran21

    Jun 21, 2022 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #20

    Also Pope is great at dealing with crosses. I think Pope is a good buy. Pope don’t have much choice but put in 300% hardwork and concentration to wrestle no.1 spot from Dubravka and a shot at WC slot. Don’t think other clubs is in for Pope?

  • Toon Sufferer

    Jun 21, 2022 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #21

    Ok Tagliafico cost 3.4m (unlikely by all the hype surrounding him) why don’t we buy him and loan him to forest for 1.5m + they pay wage ?

  • Tinos Vino

    Jun 21, 2022 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #22

    afternoon all. i think we need to be aware that all the questions we are asking about Pope….you do realise he was playing for Burnley who aren’t exactly a play from the back kind of team. so we should reserve our judgment on can he pr cant he. The other wildcard is do you think they would accept woods back as part of the deal….just a mad thought.


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