According to club insider WHUEmployee, West Ham United want to sign Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope in this summer’s transfer window.
Joe Hart has left the Hammers to return to parent club Manchester City, whilst there remains uncertainty surrounding the future of Spanish stopper Adrian.
West Ham have been linked with a move for Manchester United’s Sam Johnstone, but it is understood that Burnley stopper Pope, who is valued at £9m by transfermarkt.co.uk, is also on their shortlist.
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That said, WHUEmployee has claimed that West Ham have approached Burnley over Pope and also Tom Heaton, with both goalkeepers of interest.
The West Ham fans have been reacting to the transfer speculation on social media, and it is clear that they want Pope to be the team’s new number one next season.
It has been some 12 months for Pope, with the 26-year-old playing 35 of Burnley’s 38 Premier League matches during the 2017-18 campaign, and his fine performances at club level earned him a spot in the England squad for the 2018 World Cup.
A selection of the Twitter reaction from the West Ham fans can be seen below:
how much would Pope cost tho ? he’s one of our best young tallents and he’s now in Europe. won’t go for Less than 30M imo
— Chris (@chriscod1993) June 11, 2018
Imagine we’ve got Pope and Seri
— West Hammers (@OnlyOneLanzini) June 11, 2018
Get Pope has age on his side and he’s better
— Oliver Bruton (@olliebruton) June 11, 2018
either would be a good buy
— Gary Bacchus (@BacchusGary) June 11, 2018
I’d happily have pope such a decent young talent
— Joe Halford (@joe90halford) June 11, 2018
Get the pope
— Ben Dover (@BenDover255) June 11, 2018
The players I would sign this summer:
• Felipe Anderson
• Jack Grealish
• Joao Mario
• Alfie Mawson
• Nick Pope
• Marlon Santos
— West Ham News/Views (@WHUFC_News_6) June 11, 2018
I’m going to bed now. Hopefully West Ham have a very productive week and get closer to making some quality signings.
— West Ham News/Views (@WHUFC_News_6) June 10, 2018