Crystal Palace keeper Jack Butland closes in on a free summer move to Rangers
Crystal Palace keeper Jack Butland closes in on a free summer move to Rangers after lowering his wage demands… as his short-term loan stint at Man United draws to an end
- Crystal Palace goalkeeper Jack Butland is close to securing a move to Rangers
- Butland’s salary was deemed too high but he will fit in their wage structure
- 30-year-old Butland is on loan at Manchester United but hasn’t played so far
Crystal Palace goalkeeper Jack Butland is close to agreeing a move to Rangers after showing a willingness to fit into their wage structure.
The 30-year old, who is currently on loan at Manchester United as cover for David de Gea, was eager to play regular football again but initially his salary was deemed too expensive for Rangers.
The Scottish side had been scouting a number of alternatives as they did not anticipate reaching an agreement with the former England international.
However, knowing that Rangers manager Michael Beale really wanted him at Ibrox, Butland has agreed a compromise on his personal terms and is closing on a move north of the border.
Palace are understood to retain a year’s option on Butland’s contract but Rangers hope he will join them in a free transfer.
Crystal Palace goalkeeper Jack Butland is closing in a move to Rangers on a free transfer
Rangers manager Michael Beale is eager to bring 30-year-old Butland to Ibrox this summer
Rangers have agreed to sign Norwich City’s Kieran Dowell on a free and Chelsea’s Dujon Sterling. They are continuing discussions with Arsenal too for USA international defender Auston Trusty.
Ecuador winger Jose Cifuentes from Los Angeles FC is also expected to sign.
Butland signed for Crystal Palace in 2020 and has made 17 appearances for the Eagles