Nick Pope to Newcastle United is completed, in line with Fabrizio Romano.
Newcastle are closely linked with a transfer to signal the relegated Burnley goalkeeper.
Despite the relegation, Pope stays a superb stopper and Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp labelled him ‘sensational‘ two years ago following a stunning performance at Anfield.
A departure from Turf Moor is certain, with Clarets boss Vincent Kompany conceding that the England international is likely to be leaving.
This week, The Telegraph reported that the Magpies were closing to agreeing a deal to sign the 30-year-old keeper.
And Romano has tweeted this morning that Newcastle will announce the addition soon, claiming it’s a finished deal.
Is Romano proper?
Well, he typically is and that is in all probability no exception.
In truth, Newcastle kind of confirmed the switch themselves by saying that they’d offered Freddie Woodman this week.
The St James’s Park outfit in all probability wouldn’t have offered Woodman until a brand new goalkeeper was coming in and barring an enormous shock at this level, that goalkeeper will probably be Pope.
Martin Dubravka wasn’t in dire want of changing on Tyneside, however you could possibly simply see Pope changing into Eddie Howe’s first-choice stopper from right here on in.
Dubravkal, like Pope, is able to wonderful performances.
The distinction will probably be consistency and if Pope is deemed extra constant than his Czech counterpart, which he in all probability is, then we’ll see him begin between the sticks for Newcastle’s Premier League curtain raiser towards Nottingham Forest on August 6.
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