Newcastle agree Nick Pope fee but suffer blow in Hugo Ekitike pursuit



Newcastle United look set to complete their first summer signing with the arrival of Nick Pope.

The goalkeeper has arrived on Tyneside to undergo his medical ahead of a move.

The Magpies have agreed a £10 million fee with Burnley for the England international, as reported by Sky Sports.

Pope has proven himself to be one of the top English goalkeepers in the Premier League over the last several seasons.

His performances for the Clarets have seen him earn 8 caps for the national team.

He will now be competing with Martin Dubravka, Karl Darlow and Mark Gillespie for a starting spot.

Newcastle pull out of Hugo Ekitike deal

Newcastle had been looking to pull off the signing of the hugely promising Hugo Ekitike.

The Tyneside club had agreed a deal with Reims and personal terms with the player.

However, due to the agent asking for additional fees and payments, Newcastle have opted to walk away from a deal, according to 90 mins.

Eddie Howe’s side are now looking at other options.

Newcastle agree Nick Pope fee but suffer blow in Hugo Ekitike pursuit

REIMS, FRANCE – FEBRUARY 06: Hugo Ekitike of Stade de Reims reacts after scoring during the Ligue 1 Uber Eats match between Reims and Bordeaux at Stade Auguste Delaune on February 06, 2022 in Reims, France. (Photo by Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images)






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