In Focus: Moving for Pope would make no sense for Newcastle United

Newcastle United are considering a summer move for Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope, according to The Sun.

What’s the story?

Pope has been the surprise package at Turf Moor as he has impressed during Tom Heaton’s absence.

The Clarets’ number two was thrown into the deep end when his teammate suffered a dislocated shoulder in September.

Since then, the 25-year-old has made 27 appearances in all competitions, keeping 11 clean sheets in the process.

According to The Sun, Newcastle could make a move for Pope at the end of the season.

The Magpies already recruited a new keeper in January by signing Martin Dubravka from Sparta Prague on loan.

Right move from Newcastle?

There is no denying that Pope has been in great form in the Premier League since replacing Heaton.

The dilemma for him will be when Burnley’s first choice returns to action because it is likely that the former Charlton Athletic stopper will drop back to being number two.

As for Newcastle, it would be a strange move from the club given that Dubravka has started his spell at St James’ Park so positively.

At the moment, the 29-year-old is only at the club on a temporary deal, but if a permanent one can be struck then there would be no need for Pope.