Rangers are said to be closing in on the signings of Crystal Palace goalkeeper Jack Butland and Norwich attacking midfielder Kieran Dowell.
Butland is set to leave Palace when his contract expires at the end of the season. He is currently on loan at Manchester United but the Gers could well secure his services on a free transfer. Norwich have already confirmed that Dowell will become a free agent at the end of June.
The Gers are believed to be keen on securing the services of both players but it is fair to say that fans on Twitter are not convinced that either is good enough to play for the Light Blues:
— Chris🏴 (@Rfcchris1) May 6, 2023
Both horrendous. One can't stay injury free and the other hasn't played in 3 years.
— – (@Rfc1872I) May 5, 2023
Probably 50k a week wages to 2 championship jobbers. Lazy recruitment imo
— J (@McNaught17) May 6, 2023
Timo Horn a much better option for goalie than Butland.
— Brodie (@brodiewhit1) May 5, 2023
Butland – yes! Don’t really know Dowell. Which would suggest he isn’t exactly outstanding
— Benjamin Aran (@aran_benjamin_) May 5, 2023
— Maverick_1969 (@Maverick_1969a) May 5, 2023
English players from the lower leagues. What could go wrong!!! #magichat
— Opus Dei (@RyanTodd1978) May 5, 2023
Butland may only be 30 years of age but he hasn’t been a regular starter for three years so it is understandable that supporters are sceptical about his abilities.
The situation is slightly different with Dowell. He is a first-team player for Norwich but injury has cut his season short. It will be hoped that he can put his fitness issues behind him if he does end up making the switch to Ibrox.