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Nick Pope: Newcastle sign England goalkeeper from Burnley in N7.5bn deal

Nick Pope

Nick Pope, an England goalkeeper, has signed a four-year contract to complete his £10 million (N7.5bn) transfer from Burnley to Newcastle.

After Burnley’s relegation to the Championship, the 30-year-old wanted to stay in the Premier League to ensure his place in Gareth Southgate’s England squad for the World Cup in Qatar this winter.

Pope, who had one year left on his Burnley contract, will face Martin Dubravka at St. James’ Park for the No. 1 jersey.

After left-back Matt Targett joined earlier this month, the former Charlton goalkeeper is Eddie Howe’s second summer addition.

Pope said: “Now I’m here, I can’t wait to get started. The deal has taken a couple of weeks to come to fruition but it got over the line really quickly, and I’m delighted to be here and I’m really looking forward to getting stuck into it.”

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