English Premier League side Newcastle United have completed the signing of England goalkeeper Nick Pope from relegated Burnley for an undisclosed fee. The 30-year-old moves to St James’ Park on a four-year contract after spending six seasons at Turf Moor. Magpies boss Eddie Howe called Pope “an exceptional Premier League and international-level goalkeeper”.
Newcastle United Signs Nick Pope
He also said: I’m very pleased to be adding strong competition to a very important position.” Pope joined Burnley in 2016 when the club was newly promoted to the top flight and made 155 appearances, including playing 36 times last season. The England goalkeeper played an integral part in helping the club qualify for the Europa League during the 2017-18 campaign when the Clarets finished seventh.
He made his debut in 2018 as a substitute against Costa Rica in a friendly. Then in March 2021, he became the first goalkeeper to keep a clean sheet in his first six appearances for England following a 2-0 win over Albania. On his move to Newcastle, Pope said: “Now I’m here, I can’t wait to get started. He “also said: “The deal has taken a couple of weeks to come to fruition, but it got over the line quickly and I’m delighted to be here and I’m looking forward to getting stuck into it.”
Pope is Newcastle United’s second summer deal after the Magpies completed the signing of Aston Villa defender Matt Targettfor £15m on a four-year contract. Newcastle open their Premier League campaign against promoted Nottingham Forest on 6 August at 15:00 BST.