Newcastle United keen on Nick Pope

Chelsea identified Burnley's Nick Pope as a potential target
Chelsea identified Burnley's Nick Pope as a potential target

Newcastle United are reportedly looking to bring in a new goalkeeper this summer, and they have identified the Burnley shot-stopper Nick Pope as a potential target.

According to the latest reports, the Magpies could submit an offer to bring the England international to St James’ Park in the coming weeks.

Newcastle have a quality goalkeeper in Martin Dubravka, but the experienced shot-stopper has not been at his best over the past 12 months.

There is no doubt that Dubravka could regain his peak form next season, but it seems that Newcastle are looking to add more quality and depth to the position.

Pope has been an exceptional player for Burnley over the last few seasons, and he could prove to be a quality long-term acquisition for Newcastle.

The Burnley goalkeeper has often been tipped to replace Jordan Pickford as England’s first-choice goalkeeper, and he will be desperate to secure a place in Gareth Southgate’s squad ahead of the World Cup.

A move to Newcastle could certainly allow him to perform at a high level and showcase his quality in the coming months.

Newcastle are the richest club on the planet right now following their Saudi takeover, and they certainly have the funds to lure Pope away from Burnley.

The Clarets have been relegated to the Championship following a disappointing season, and a player of Pope’s calibre deserves to play in the Premier League regularly.

A move away from Burnley would be ideal for his career, and Newcastle are certainly an attractive project right now.