Newcastle United arrange medical ahead of second summer signing announcement

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Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope will undergo his Newcastle United medical on Thursday.

Nick Pope will undergo a medical on Thursday ahead of his proposed move to Newcastle United.

Discussions with the England international have progressed rapidly over the last 24 hours after the Magpies agreed a transfer fee with Burnley.

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The exact figure in which United will pay for Pope is unknown, with sources in Lancashire believing his valuation is slighter higher than the rumoured £8million-£10m.

Personal terms with the 30-year-old have already been agreed, allowing him to finalise his move to Tyneside before the week is out.

The Soham-born shotstopper will become the club’s second summer signing after Matt Targett’s permanent arrival from Aston Villa.

Nick Pope is close to joining Newcastle United after six years at Burnley.Nick Pope is close to joining Newcastle United after six years at Burnley.
Nick Pope is close to joining Newcastle United after six years at Burnley. | Getty Images

Pope, who has spent the last six years at Burnley, will rival Martin Dubravka for the No.1 jersey, though the former will likely seek assurances over his playing time.

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The former Charlton Athletic goalkeeper is eyeing a spot in Gareth Southgate’s England squad for the Qatar World Cup in November.

Pope made 155 appearances for the Clarets and was twice named their player of the year. He is regarded as one of the best shotstoppers in the top-flight.

His arrival could push Karl Darlow closer to the exit door. The 31-year-old is set to become third choice with Pope and Dubravka ahead of him in the pecking order.

Freddie Woodman, who spent nine years at St James’ Park, completed a permanent move to Championship side Preston North End earlier this week.

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