Rangers are reportedly on the verge of signing Manchester United goalkeeper Jack Butland, according to journalist Fabrizio Romano in a post on Twitter.
Butland is set to sign a four-year contract with the Gers – as such, he will remain at the club until June 2027 when the deal is completed.
In Romano’s tweet, he wrote: “Jack Butland signs as new Rangers FC goalkeeper — understand contract will be valid until June 2027, four year deal.”
What will Jack Butland add to Rangers?
The Gers’ are currently in need of a ‘keeper. With 41-year-old Allan McGregor set to leave the club and Robbie McCrorie having underwhelmed thus far, one of the first items on Michael Beale’s shopping list this season will be a top quality goalkeeper.
Butland fits this bill perfectly. His career has hit a few minor road blocks over the past few years, but at just 30 years of age, he still has plenty left in the tank.
Jack Butland career summary
When Jack Butland burst onto the scene in the early 2010s, enjoying a pair of loan spells at Cheltenham Town, he was snapped up by Stoke City in 2013 for a fee of £3.5 million from Birmingham City.
On loan at clubs such as Barnsley, Leeds United and Derby County, Butland quickly established himself as one of England’s most promising young shot-stoppers at that time.
He earned a number of caps for England – nine in total – but never set the world alight between the sticks for the Three Lions. In 2019, his career began to take a downturn, as mistakes crept into his game with ever-increasing frequency.
It has been a while since Butland has been regarded as a top ‘keeper – however, his move to Rangers will give him a perfect opportunity to shake off the cobwebs and prove he still belongs at a top club.