Newcastle fans laugh at Nick Pope as keeper forgets who hes signed for

Newcastle United fans think new signing Nick Pope “forgot who he signed for” in the most “awkward video ever”.

The Magpies secured their second signing of the summer transfer window on Thursday after landing Nick Pope from Burnley for £10million. The goalkeeper, 30, signed a four-year contract at St James’ Park which will see him challenge Martin Dubravka for the no.1 shirt.

England shot-stopper Pope appeared delighted to have joined the Saudi-backed club as he recorded himself greeting Newcastle fans in a clip posted on the club’s Twitter page. A cheerful Pope said: “Hi, Nick Pope here. Delighted to sign for your football club. Looking forward to getting started. See you soon.”

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But supporters pointed out the goalkeeper’s strange choice of words by saying “your football club” rather than naming Newcastle.

One fan replied: “Forgot the name already.”

Another commented: “Thank you for signing for our football club Nick,” before adding: “Did he forget our name already.”

A third wrote: “That looks the most awkward video ever.”

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Meanwhile, manager Eddie Howe was delighted to have landed the England international after initially looking to sign a goalkeeper in January.

Howe said: "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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