Nick Pope joined Newcastle on a four-year deal

Nick Pope, who plays for England, has signed a four-year deal to move from Burnley to Newcastle United.

After the two clubs agreed on a fee of £10 million ($12.2 million), Pope, who is 30, went to the north-east on Thursday for a medical and to officially sign the deal.

Pope said, “Now that I’m here, I’m excited to start.

“It took a couple of weeks for the deal to go through, but once it did, it went through very quickly. I’m thrilled to be here, and I can’t wait to get to work.”

Pope comes to St. James’ Park after six years at Turf Moor, during which he played 141 league games for the Clarets and became one of the best goalkeepers in the Premier League.

He had nine clean sheets in the Premier League last year, but that wasn’t enough to keep Burnley from being relegated.

Karl Darlow is likely to be sold, so Pope will give first-choice goalkeeper Martin Dubravka some competition.

Eddie Howe, the manager of Newcastle, said, “Nick is an excellent goalkeeper in both the Premier League and at the international level, so I’m very happy to have a strong competitor in a very important position.”

“A lot of clubs have been interested in him this summer, so I’d like to thank our owners and everyone else who helped us get ahead of the competition.

“I’m glad he’s coming with us as we get ready for an exciting challenge.”

Pope is Howe’s second summer signing. Right back Matt Targett, who was on loan at Tyneside for the second half of last season and did very well, has already made the move permanent.

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