Crystal Palace goalkeeper Jack Butland is getting ever closer to a move to Rangers

Crystal Palace goalkeeper Jack Butland is edging closer to a move to Rangers after holding talks with the Ibrox club as his loan to Manchester United is about to expire

  • Jack Butland is preparing to make a permanent move to Rangers this summer
  • The Crystal Palace goalkeeper held talks with Rangers officials on Tuesday
  • A compromise was reached on the goalie’s initial salary demands

Crystal Palace goalkeeper Jack Butland, who is on loan at Manchester United, held talks with Rangers on Tuesday night to complete a move.

The Scottish Premiership runners-up are keen to land a new number one in the summer as Michael Beale looks to reignite the title fight with Celtic next season.

Butland will lose his contract at Selhurst Park in June and is preparing for a move to the Scottish giants as his time in English football comes to an end.

The 30-year-old will be hoping to secure more minutes after failing to make a first-team appearance for United or Palace in what has been a disappointing season for the former England international.

His salary demands initially made a potential move to Ibrox difficult, but a personal compromise was reached that would see Butland join Rangers as a free agent.

Jack Butland is edging closer to a move to Rangers after holding talks with the club on Tuesday

Jack Butland is edging closer to a move to Rangers after holding talks with the club on Tuesday

Butland is expected to join Rangers as a free agent

Rangers manager Michael Beale is keen to bring Butland, 30, to Ibrox this summer

Rangers boss Michael Beale (right) was determined to bring Butland (left) to Ibrox in the summer

Head coach Beale stressed the importance of bringing Butland to the club given the Englishman’s Premier League and Championship experience.

He will become the second Premier League goalkeeper to join Glasgow in two years after Joe Hart’s move to this season’s Scottish league title in 2021.

Meanwhile, Manchester United are looking to strengthen their goalkeeping squad as Erik ten Hag refuses to guarantee David de Gea a starting XI next season.

United have signed a contract agreement with the Spaniard but it is yet to be signed by all relevant contracting parties.

Funds could be raised by approving the sale of former number two Dean Henderson, who is preparing to seal a permanent move to Nottingham Forest after an impressive campaign at the City Ground.


Maureen Mackey

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