Newcastle are weighing up a summer swoop for Burnley’s Nick Pope who has a year left on his contract – with goalkeeper keen on a move to the Magpies
- Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope is attracting interest following their relegation
- A move to Newcastle appeals to the 30-year-old due to their recent progress
- Newcastle staff feel they can improve Pope’s foot distribution if he were to join
Newcastle United are exploring a move for Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope.
The 30-year-old England international has one year left on contract but Burnley value him highly.
Pope has had interest from a number of clubs but a move to Newcastle appeals, particularly with the new investment and progress made under manager Eddie Howe.
Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope is wanted by Newcastle – who are considering making a move
Pope makes a save against the Magpies on the final day of last term as Burnley were relegated
Newcastle have been looking for quality competition for Martin Dubravka and have discussed Manchester United’s Dean Henderson, Alphonse Areola and Chelsea’s Kepa Arrizabalaga.
Their preference has been to strike either a loan or cheaper initial fee to fall in line with their FFP restrictions.
Newcastle’s priorities have also lay elsewhere with talks ongoing over Hugo Ekitike’s move from Reims and Sven Botman at Lille.
Pope has been one of the outstanding performers in the Premier League over recent seasons despite Burnley’s fall into the Championship. The main criticism has been about the quality of Pope’s distribution when using his feet.
However, Newcastle staff believe that can be improved and are discussing the finances and merits of bringing him in over other targets.
Henderson is leaning towards agreement with Nottingham Forest while Areola is eager to stay in London with West Ham. Kepa has interest from Lazio and clubs in Spain.
Pope has been one of the outstanding performers in the Premier League over recent seasons
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