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Jack Butland 'on the verge' of completing move away after zero Man United appearances

Jack Butland 'on the verge' of completing move away after zero Man United appearances

Jack Butland only joined Manchester United in January but already appears to have his next transfer lined up.

Jack Butland is closing in on a move away after failing to make an appearance for Manchester United.

The England goalkeeper, capped nine times by his country, joined the Red Devils on loan in January from Crystal Palace.

He came in to add extra competition for David de Gea following on from the loan termination of Martin Dubravka, who headed back to Newcastle after failing to impress at Old Trafford.

Butland has been on the bench on 11 occasions for United in the Premier League, Europa League and FA Cup - most recently the semi-final penalty shoot-out victory over Brighton at Wembley.

With De Gea firmly number one, Butland was never likely to get much game-time unless the Spaniard picked up an injury or suspension.

Ironically, in 2017, he had claimed he would never have considered moving to United to become a number two goalkeeper.

But the 30-year-old looks set to be moving on this summer, with the Scottish Sun reporting that Rangers are "on the brink" of completing a deal for Butland.

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Manager Michael Beale is desperate for a replacement for club legend Allan McGregor, who is out of contract in the summer and could look to retire at the age of 41.

And it's said they are very close to agreeing terms with the former Stoke City and Birmingham shotstopper, who would become the Gers first signing of the summer.

Image: Alamy
Image: Alamy

Butland, who will be a free agent when his Palace deal expires in June, would slot in as No.1 at Ibrox - ahead of both Jon McLaughlin and Robby McCrorie.

The Scottish giants have been linked with Butland previously but a move never materialised.

Butland has played 87 times in the Premier League and won Stoke's player of the season award on two occasions before joining Palace for a fee of £1 million in 2020.

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Topics: Jack Butland, Manchester United, Premier League, Stoke City, Crystal Palace