Player set to undergo medical as Newcastle agree fee for second summer signing – The Athletic

As reported by The Athletic, Newcastle have agreed a fee in principle for Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope who is now set to undergo his medical in the coming days ahead of a move to Tyneside.

This comes after The Telegraph revealed earlier today that we were closing in on a deal worth ‘£8-10m’, stating that the 30-year-old was ‘desperate’ to join Eddie Howe’s Mags.

Pope established himself as a proven Premier League goalkeeper for the Clarets prior to their relegation, making 141 top-flight appearances in five years as well as being included in the 2019-20 team of the year.

However, the 6ft 5′ stopper now appears to be on his way to the North East in a bid to keep his England career ahead of the World Cup later this year, with The Athletic claiming that he could be a Newcastle player before the week is out.

He is expected to prove competition Martin Dubravka while Freddie Woodman and Karl Darlow look to be on their way out.

After weeks of rumours linking us to Manchester United’s Dean Henderson, Irish talent Gavin Bazunu and West Ham loanee Alphonse Areola, it looks like Pope will become the club’s second summer signing after Matt Targett completed a £12m permanent move earlier this month.

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