Charlton Athletic

Charlton turn down bid for goalkeeper

According to the South London Press, Charlton Athletic have rejected an offer from Burnley for their goalkeeper Nick Pope.

The offer was rumoured to be a bid of £900,000 to take the Addicks’ shot stopper to Lancashire, and the Premier League.

Reports suggest that Burnley have already agreed a deal with Charlton to sign Icelandic international Johann Berg Gudmundsson, and are interested in Pope as a back up to first choice goalkeeper Tom Heaton.

Charlton are unwilling to sell their keeper, who became their first choice towards the end of last season, and the South London Press suggests that Burnley will not submit a new bid.

The 24 year old started out his career with Ipswich, before being released at the age of 16 and moving to local side Bury Town.

In 2011, Pope was offered a trial at Charlton Athletic, after impressing in a 2-1 victory of Billericay Town. He was subsequently offered a two year deal with the South London club.

Since signing for Addicks, Pope has enjoyed many loan spells away from the club.

He spent the majority of his earlier years on loan at Non League clubs, such as Harrow Borough and Welling Town, but has been at Football League clubs such as York City and Bury more recently.

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