Newcastle United told to make obvious move for Nick Pope's replacement - and it's not David de Gea

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Newcastle United have been landed with another huge injury blow as shot-stopper Nick Pope is set to miss out on first team action for months.

Newcastle United have been urged to look at pulling together a short-term deal for out-of-favour Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale after Nick Pope sustained a serious injury against Manchester United.

The Magpies' number one is reported to have dislocated his shoulder in the 1-0 win over the Red Devils on Saturday having had to be replaced by Martin Dubravka during the second half. A dislocated shoulder could see Pope ruled out of action for four to five months, the latest huge injury blow for Newcastle United.

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The 31-year-old has been a mainstay in Eddie Howe's side but joins Callum Wilson, Dan Burn, Harvey Barnes, Joe Willock, Elliot Anderson, Jacob Murphy, Sven Botman and Sean Longstaff on the treatment table. Dubravka is the side's second choice between the sticks but has made just seven appearances since the start of the 2022/23 campaign.

Goalkeepers Mark Gillespie and Loris Karius are also contracted at the club, with the latter of course stepping in to deputise for Pope during this year's Carabao Cup final loss against Manchester United.

While Howe has options at his disposal, supporters harbour fears that none of the options may be at the level required to sustain a Premier League top-four push and compete in the Champions League, as well as ongoing Carabao Cup commitments.

Speaking on Sky Sports this morning, pundit and former Liverpool and Leeds United star Stephen Warnock urged the Magpies to consider a short-term deal for Aaron Ramsdale. The England international has struggled for minutes at Arsenal since Mikel Arteta signed David Raya on loan this summer and is in desperate need of playing time ahead of Euro 2024.

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Ramsdale has made just one Premier League start since early September, despite impressing in his first two seasons at Arsenal. Arteta has remained coy over the star's future at the club and Warnock suggested that a short-term deal could work for all parties.

Responding to questions over whether Ramsdale could leave Arsenal this January, Arteta last month said: "We just want the best for our players and we try to do that, and we know the influence that we can have - sometimes positively, sometimes not so positively, towards them. This is a team sport that needs 24 players that have to fulfil a role. And the role that you have in August, it might be very different to the one you have in March.

"So making early decisions, in my experience, is not something good at all and as well because the team has certain needs that has to be accomplished. You need everyone and Aaron has a really important role in the team."

Newcastle United have also been linked with a move for former Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea in the days following news of injury to Nick Pope. The Daily Mail reports that the 33-year-old free agent could be another short-term option for Howe until Pope returns.

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