NICK POPE will be rewarded with a new Newcastle contract after his fabulous first season.

The England keeper, 30, has been a key part of the Magpies’ resurgence under boss Eddie Howe.

Nick Pope has been superb for Newcastle this season


Nick Pope has been superb for Newcastle this seasonCredit: Reuters

But he is on relatively low wages for a top star at a Premier League club.

Insiders have revealed Pope is paid around a £60,000-a-week basic salary.

He is said to add to that with appearance money, clean sheet and win bonuses that will take him to the £100,000-a-week range.

Now the Geordies are set to extend and improve Pope’s terms to see him get a guaranteed £100,000 a week BEFORE extras.

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Pope is seen as one of the most consistent performers in the top flight since his move from relegated Burnley last summer.

Newcastle know they have a bargain and want to keep him happy and properly paid after proving he can be relied on during their chase for a top-four spot.

Pope missed out on last weekend’s League Cup final defeat to Manchester United after picking up a red card against Liverpool last month.

But that is the only black mark in an excellent debut campaign and the Toon feel he is vital to their plans.


Newcastle’s form has dipped in recent weeks as they suffered a third defeat in a row on Saturday lunchtime, losing 2-0 away at champions Manchester City.

But with Tottenham going down 1-0 away at Wolves, Howe’s men remain within four points of the Champions League places.

Next up for the Magpies is a home game against Wolves on Sunday.

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