Shaka Hislop has claimed that Nick Pope is an ‘outstanding goalkeeper’ forward of his imminent switch to Newcastle United, as he told ESPN.
But the previous Magpies shot-stopper admitted that he didn’t suppose bringing in a goalkeeper was one thing that wanted ‘immediate attention’ at St James’ Park this summer season.
With Burnley struggling relegation to the Championship, the primary downside they had been going to need to take care of was their star gamers heading for the exit door.
Pope, who’s an England worldwide, is indisputably considered one of them, with reviews suggesting that Eddie Howe is near bringing him in and Burnley’s new supervisor, Vincent Kompany, is resigned to dropping him.
Nonetheless, forward of Pope transferring to the North East, that is what Hislop needed to say about his switch.
“I do (think Pope is a top-class keeper in the league),” mentioned Hislop. “I think Nick Pope is an outstanding goalkeeper. But saying that, I didn’t think the goalkeeper was the first concern for Newcastle.
“I think Dubravka is a very good goalkeeper, after the injury, he came back and he finished the season really well. I didn’t think that area needed immediate attention.”
WHO WILL BE THE FIRST CHOICE?
The 2022 World Cup in Qatar is across the nook and Pope is seemingly quantity three on Gareth Southgate’s goalkeeping checklist.
Jordan Pickford is the undisputed primary and has been excellent within the final three tournaments he has performed for his nation.
But, going by Southgate’s most up-to-date choice, it appears as if Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsdale is forward of him as a result of he performed England’s remaining two UEFA Nations League video games.
And if Pope goes to Newcastle, then he needs to be sure he’ll get the primary goalkeeping gloves, or else he places his England place in danger.
In different information, Arsenal eye shock transfer Cazorla as soon as mentioned was the ‘greatest signing of the season’