Fulham Chasing Clarets Goalkeeper Nick Pope In Summer Transfer Window
Fulham Football Club have made Burnley and England International Nick Pope their number one target in the summer transfer window, as the London club look certain to return to the Premier League next season. Craven Cottage boss Marco Silva is keen to get recruitment sorted out early with the club eight points clear at the top of the Sky Bet Championship.
Fulham’s Portuguese boss has already lined up a major bid for the England goalkeeper Pope, who seems sure to move on this summer if Sean Dyche’s strugglers go down. The Clarets are believed to want around £20 million, but that could be negotiable if they fail to escape the bottom three.
Pope faces a cut in wages if the club are relegated which is another reason why a move would tempt him, alongside staying in the England frame. He could grab a lucrative deal at the Cottagers, who are never scared to spend on salaries when they are in the top flight. Marek Rodak is Fulham’s current first choice goalkeeper and the club have also looked at a loan for Manchester United’s Dean Henderson.
Rodak is backed up at Craven Cottage by former Tottenham ace Paulo Gazzaniga, However, Nick Pope is seen as the clubs new number one. Pope, has won seven caps for his country with the most recent coming against Poland in March last year. He has since seen Aaron Ramsdale make his international debut, possibly leapfrogging him the pecking order. The Burnley stopper was an unused sub today as the Three Lions beat Switzerland 2-1 at Wembley.