AFC Bournemouth Set to Make Opening Bid For Pope
AFC Bournemouth are ready to follow up their capture of defender Lloyd Kelly with a move Clarets goalkeeper Nick Pope. Former boss Eddie Howe is set to be a busy in the summer transfer market and he is ready to make a £15 Million bid for the Burnley and England International keeper.
Landing a new goalkeeper is one of Eddie Howe’s summer priorities and at present he has been closely assessing England stoppers Nick Pope and Stoke’s Jack Butland. Offering out of favour Asmir Begovic back to his former club Stoke City was considered in a bid to try to bring the cost of a deal for Jack Butland down.
However, Pope is likely to be the slightly cheaper of the two and Bournemouth are now set to firm up their interest with an opening offer of £15 Million. The Clarets keeper had an excellent season for Burnley during 2017/18 season earning him a place in the England World Cup squad. However, a shoulder injury against Aberdeen in the Europa League saw him fall from Sean Dyche’s No.1 to third choice and he will be allowed to move on for first team football this summer.