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Newcastle United want to hand Nick Pope new improved deal

Newcastle United will reward goalkeeper Nick Pope with a new contract, reports the Sun.

The England international joined the Magpies last summer and has helped change their fortunes on the pitch.

Newcastle are firmly in the race for the top four and recently finished runners-up in the Carabao Cup.

Pope earns around £60,000 per week, but the club want to increase it to £100,000.

The 30-year-old gets additional bonuses for appearances, clean sheets and wins.

His new deal will also come with those bonuses and an extension.

Pope signed a four-year contract when he joined Burnley last year.

He has kept 12 clean sheets in 24 Premier League games this term and four in five cup appearances.

Newcastle are fifth in the table, four points behind Tottenham Hotspur with two games in hand.

Pope’s performances have been crucial to Newcastle resurgence.

He is one of the best goalkeepers in the world and has kept the most clean sheets in the English top flight this season.

The Englishman deserves a new and improved deal to reflect his importance to Eddie Howe’s side.

He earns less than Bruno Guimaraes, Alexander Isak, Matt Targett, Kieran Trippier, Joelinton and Joe Willock.

However, the new deal will see him become the joint second-highest earner.

Pope is unlikely to be the only player rewarded with an extension and improved deal.

Most of the squad have improved under Howe and could be playing in the Champions League next term.

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