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Nick ​Pope excited for Newcastle spell: I've been waiting for weeks


Newcastle United goalkeeper Nick Pope cannot wait to get started at his new club.

The former Burnley man has completed a transfer to the Mapgies, after the Clarets' relegation to the Championship.

The 30-year-old had a year left on his Burnley contract, but will now battle for the no.1 shirt at the St. James' Park club.

On signing, he said: "Now I'm here, I can't wait to get started.

"The deal has taken a couple of weeks to come to fruition but it got over the line really quickly, and I'm delighted to be here and I'm really looking forward to getting stuck into it."

Manager Eddie Howe added: "Nick is an exceptional Premier League and international level goalkeeper so I'm very pleased to be adding strong competition to a very important position.

"There has been a lot of interest in him from other clubs this summer, so I'd like to thank our owners and everyone behind the scenes for getting us ahead of the competition. I'm delighted he is joining us as we prepare for the exciting challenge ahead."

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