Liverpool target Nick Pope has agreed terms on a new contract at Burnley, in recognition for his meteoric rise in the past 12-months, we can reveal.
The 26-year-old, who only made his Premier League debut when coming in to replace Tom Heaton in September, and was soon handed a new deal taking him to 2020.
But Pope has since kept the Clarets’ No.1 spot and forced his way in England’s World Cup squad.
Now Burnley are ready to let Heaton leave and will keep Pope happy with a second deal in six months – more than doubling his earnings in the process.
The former Charlton star had been linked with a £15million move to Liverpool over the weekend, but Pope’s representatives have now agreed a deal that will be announced at some point this summer as Burnley allow the player to concentrate on his England duties.
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