Burnley make goalkeeper Pope second signing of the day

Date published: Tuesday 19th July 2016 4:51

Nick Pope: Burnley's second recruit

Burnley have signed Charlton Athletic goalkeeper Nick Pope for a fee of around £1million, doubling their summer signing tally to two.

The 24-year-old stopper has signed a three-year deal at Turf Moor, with the option to extend for a further 12 months.

He becomes the second Clarets signing from South London in a day following the arrival of Icelandic midfielder Johann Berg Gudmundsson.

Pope will contest the number one jersey with England goalkeeper Tom Heaton and veteran Paul Robinson.

The former Bury Town keeper made 24 appearances for the Addicks last season as they were relegated to League One.

However, the highly rated goalkeeper was tipped to leave Charlton after relegation and Pope is delighted to be at Turf Moor where he feels he can progress.

He said: “I want to develop as a goalkeeper and with the keepers that are already here I definitely feel I can learn from them.”

“They’ve both experienced the England set up and it’s only a good thing for me to be around them day to day in training and at games. I’m really looking forward to it.”

Pope could make his Premier League debut at home to Swansea on 13th August.

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