Burnley are prepared to double their goalkeeper Nick Pope’s current wages to keep him at the club for the immediate future amidst interest from Newcastle United. According to recent reports, the Clarets keeper will be handed a new £30,000-a-week contract which will double his current weekly wages of £15,000-a-week.
The Clarets initially signed Pope as a cover for Tom Heaton. However, his form this season has been sensational, to say the least, which is why the club wants to quickly make him sign a new contract which will secure his long-term future at Turf Moor. The Magpies has recently shown interest in signing Pope ahead of the summer transfer window which opens at the end of the season.
Newcastle has the likes of Martin Dubravka, Karl Darlow and Rob Elliot vying for a place in Rafael Benitez’s first-team. However, the Spanish manager might be on the lookout for a veteran keeper this summer who can take up the goalkeeping duties at the club for years to come.
Pope has featured in 30 matches for Burnley this season, conceding just 28 goals while keeping 12 clean sheets in all competitions. With Newcastle United set to miss out on Pope, let’s take a look at three alternative goalkeeping options which the Magpies can consider in the off-season.
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