English Premier League Club Make ‘Megabucks Offer’ For Rangers Star

Rangers have turned down a “megabucks offer” from Nottingham Forest for goalkeeper Jack Butland, according to The Scottish Sun.

The English Premier League club were keen on securing the 30-year-old’s services before the transfer deadline on Thursday but the Light Blues are not willing to consider any bids for their No.1 this month.

Butland joined the Gers on a free transfer from Crystal Palace last summer, after spending the second half of last season on loan at Manchester United.

The Englishman struggled for game time at both of those clubs but he has managed to rebuild his reputation in Scottish football.

Butland has been Rangers’ best signing this season, having kept 18 clean sheets and conceded just 28 goals in 36 appearances for Phillipe Clement’s side.

Rangers got themselves a bargain

Last campaign, the Gers swapped regularly between Allan McGregor and Jon McLaughlin, with neither fully convincing between the sticks.

Following McGregor’s retirement, it was imperative that the club found a reliable No.1. Butland was a risk, considering he had struggled for form and fitness over the past few years but Michael Beale’s decision to bring him in on a free proved to be inspired. It was one of the very few signings that the previous manager got right during his short reign in the Rangers hotseat.

An England recall could be in the offing for Butland

The keeper has been capped on 9 occasions by his country but his last game for the Three Lions came five and a half years ago, when he started in a 1-0 friendly win over Switzerland.

Ahead of this summer’s European Championships in Germany, England play two games against Belgium and Brazil in March, and Butland could well be named in the squad for those fixtures. It would be a just reward for his outstanding performances at club level.