Nick Pope's first words as he leaves Burnley for Newcastle

Nick Pope is looking forward to his new challenge after leaving Burnley for Newcastle United.

By Chris Boden
Thursday, 23rd June 2022, 7:30 pm

Pope, who joins the club for an undisclosed fee, believed to be £12m, on a four-year contract, as he looks to stay in contention for the England squad in World Cup year after the Clarets’ relegation.

He becomes Eddie Howe's second signing of the summer, following Matt Targett, and the 30-year-old 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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England's goalkeeper Nick Pope attends a team training session St George's Park in Burton-upon-Trent on June 10, 2022 on the eve of thier UEFA Nations League match against Italy. - NOT FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING USE / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP) / NOT FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING USE / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)

Head coach, and former Burnley boss, Eddie Howe added: "Nick is an exceptional Premier League and international level goalkeeper, so I’m very pleased to be adding strong competition to a very important position.

“There has been a lot of interest in him from other clubs this summer, so I’d like to thank our owners and everyone behind the scenes for getting us ahead of the competition.

“I’m delighted he is joining us as we prepare for the exciting challenge ahead.”