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Pope Medical Set For Thursday As Some Clarity Arrives On Two Priority Targets



Nick Pope will be Eddie Howe’s second senior signing of the summer. An agreement has been reached with Burnley for around £10m with a medical scheduled for tomorrow according to Pete Graves with Sky Sports.

Newcastle seemed to have wrapped this deal up quickly. It was just one week ago that our interest in the 30-year-old surfaced. He’ll come in and immediately battle Martin Dubravka for the number one gloves.

The news on other pursuits is not as encouraging. An agreement has not been reached with Lille as they moved the goalposts late in the game increasing their asking price. Most local journalists believe the player is keen on the move.

One potential positive is AC Milan’s new budget will not be enough for the Serie A champions to continue their pursuit of the 22-year-old. Reports from Italy have placed their budget at around £40-50m plus player sales as Redbird Capital Partners complete their takeover.

PSG are in hot pursuit of Inter’s Milan Skriniar. Inter are lining up Torino’s Gleison Bremer as a replacement. So with any luck, Newcastle could be the only option for Lille to do business with as their owners get antsy about a lack of player sales.

A report from L’Equipe yesterday claimed Real Madrid were interested in Hugo Ekitike. That has since been refuted by multiple outlets. His representatives continue to stall the striker’s move to Newcastle.

Bayern Munich reportedly have come into the equation should Robert Lewandowski move to Barcelona. Dortmund have reached an agreement to sign Sebastien Haller according to Romano so they appear to be out of the running.


65 comments so far

  • magicmac54

    Jun 22, 2022 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #1

    back of the net

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  • The Last Jedi

    Jun 22, 2022 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #2

    We’ve tempted Kounde?

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jun 22, 2022 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #3

    Ffs,
    Because I’d been buying the tickets under my name the bairn has no purchase history, otherwise I could have got two.

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  • Mund

    Jun 22, 2022 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #4

    Magic

    That’s correct mate

    HWTL

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  • Mund

    Jun 22, 2022 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #5

    Sorry Magic

    Thursday the 30th of June from 10am

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  • Adamn_92

    Jun 22, 2022 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #6

    Magic

    Good morning to you, i’ve seen a few of the Irish lads on here make statement about how good Collins is from Burnley. I can’t say i’ve seen enough of him to have an opinion one way or the other! So i’ll trust your guys judgement that he’s a good talent 🙂 I think we seem to be set on going for Botman though as our young defensive signing, or the other names linked all seem to be from overseas too.

    You guys who see him play for Ireland though seem to rate him highly, so wouldn’t complain if he ended up in our squad!

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  • Mund

    Jun 22, 2022 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #7

    Imagine Kounde and Botman….

    Oh my days!

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  • Mund

    Jun 22, 2022 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #8

    Louis Saha “I’m surprised Steven Gerrard let Matt Targett go so easily, but when you have a player like him whose desire is to move to a bigger club like Newcastle then you have to respect that”

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  • Legolas

    Jun 22, 2022 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #9

    Season tickets have been realised if people don’t know.

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  • lochinvar

    Jun 22, 2022 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #10

    You can check on the club website now if you are eligible to apply for season tickets next week.

    The que just to check online (not phone) is over an hour long, over 8,000 waiting to check!!!!!

    Criteria is you need to have bought tickets since 2019.

    New stadium perhaps?

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  • Tyran21

    Jun 22, 2022 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #11

    Badiashile’s side is eerily quiet……….

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  • The Last Jedi

    Jun 22, 2022 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #12

    I thought it was 28th June

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  • magicmac54

    Jun 22, 2022 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #13

    Mund

    Thanks for that update mate much appreciated HWTL

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jun 22, 2022 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #14

    loch,
    It looks like a lot of people will be going up alone the way it’s working.

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  • Tyran21

    Jun 22, 2022 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #15

    Some Noise in May, then seems all quiet after whisper of Man Utd’s interest in early June.

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  • magicmac54

    Jun 22, 2022 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #16

    Adamn 92

    Adam if say for example we sold Lascelles then Nathan Collins would be a great replacement mate, he has serious talent and is only 21 HWTL

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  • magicmac54

    Jun 22, 2022 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #17

    ok folks thats me of to play golf, have a great day fellow fans HWTL

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  • The Last Jedi

    Jun 22, 2022 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #18

    Magic not if he gives handball penalties away and starts pulling ASMs hair

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  • TheTinman

    Jun 22, 2022 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #19

    What a signing Nick Pope will be. A level above Dubravka and hopefully we can keep Dubravka for a year or two as an excellent back up.

    Eddie and the guys just seem to be getting it right time and time again.

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  • ITUNDERASHELL

    Jun 22, 2022 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #20

    Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Jun 22, 2022 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #288
    Pleased to see Puglet has returned …. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RuAV68sclU

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Jun 22, 2022 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #21

    I’m with Magic, Nathan Collins is a talent though is pretty young and raw so needs time to develop as a player. Still only 21 but been playing 1st team football since he was 18 at a relatively high level. He’d be one Burnley would be keen to hold onto I’m sure though.

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  • Munster Mag

    Jun 22, 2022 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #22

    Collins will need first team football too…

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Jun 22, 2022 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #23

    Matt Targett was a poor signing for £12m. We could’ve got Tagliafico, a much better player for only £3.4m. Bad business.

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  • Munster Mag

    Jun 22, 2022 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #24

    Loch that’s incredible, and worrying. I hope Amanda and Co keep some seats for international visitors to us Irish etc.

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  • Munster Mag

    Jun 22, 2022 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #25

    Do u ever stop Kets?

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Jun 22, 2022 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #26

    Munster

    Good point regarding Collins needing 1st team football which he wouldn’t be guaranteed at Newcastle, not by a long shot with the likes of Schar and Burn in the squad but he’s definitely a talent and would improve the squad considerably and be a cheaper shout than Botman. With Burn and Schar both knocking about 30 years of age he would be in with a shout of 1st team football though!

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Jun 22, 2022 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #27

    I’m not convinced that we’ll sign the right players to remain in the division. My prediction is that Eddie Howe will be sacked by October and we’ll get Mourinho in.

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jun 22, 2022 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #28

    Munster,
    You’ll have to become a member to have any chance

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Jun 22, 2022 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #29

    Munster

    Yeah I’m signing up to become a club member to stand a chance of nabbing tickets any time I go over but they’ll be hard come by I’m sure. May have to settle for watching the game in the Strawberry or the Percy which was my old haunt years ago haha

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  • Munster Mag

    Jun 22, 2022 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #30

    Ruddy that homophobia last night was poor form. Well done for laughing it off.

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Jun 22, 2022 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #31

    Twitter update…

    Botmans CB partner at Lille has just said on TalkSport to look out for Botman to #nufc ?

    I don’t believe Twitter all that much, but this guy literally plays with Botman haha

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  • Bills Son Is Back

    Jun 22, 2022 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #32

    Etikite’s agent holding the deal up?

    If the lad really wanted to come he’d tell his agent to stop pishing around and get the deal done.

    The price with has been long agreed and unless the agent rumour is bollix I would guess that we have been looking elsewhere for a while.

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  • Munster Mag

    Jun 22, 2022 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #33

    Jail is that a re-application, to be a member? I thought I was a member from the Palace game? I wud need to get son in as a member too? It’s all for him, to be honest.

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  • Munster Mag

    Jun 22, 2022 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #34

    Bills, was just saying to a pal. He should threaten his agent with the sack. I’m not convinced.

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Jun 22, 2022 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #35

    Munster

    Cheers mate, just best not to give that kind of chat any oxygen but important to call it out when we see it.

    Here, how did your lads get on in the rugby the other week? They had a big final didn’t they?

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jun 22, 2022 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #36

    That’s bloody annoying those tickets I’ve been getting one of them could have been put in the bairns name and made her eligible for a ticket.

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  • FUBARsteve

    Jun 22, 2022 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #37

    I wrote a letter to Santa the other day with my wishlist for this transfer window. Pope was top of that list so looks like St Nic is on it guys.

    Pope ?
    Botman
    Calvin Bassey
    Diaby
    Paqueta
    Ekitike
    Dominic Calvert Lewin

    1 down, 6 to go

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jun 22, 2022 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #38

    Bill’s,
    From earlier on Raph and Max, surely any system could be tweaked to accommodate both.

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jun 22, 2022 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #39

    FUBARsteve, you think we need DCL as well as Etikute, where do you play them all.

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  • Tyran21

    Jun 22, 2022 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #40

    Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    I would put Nathan Collins same bracket as McNeil, would only sign if they cost around Pope’s amount. Nathan Collins needs to work on his 1 on 1 though.

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