Rangers closing in on a deal for on-loan Manchester United veteran

Rangers ‘closing in’ on deal for on-loan Manchester United shot-stopper Jack Butland

Jack Butland, who is on loan at Manchester United from Crystal Palace, is on the verge of signing for Rangers next summer, according to The Scottish Sun.

The England international joined the Red Devils on a temporary move from the Eagles in the previous transfer window. After Martin Dubravka’s exit in January, the Old Trafford side got the 30-year-old from the Selhurst Park side.

Butland’s contract with Palace is set to expire at the end of the season. As a result, the goalkeeper is set to become a free agent and the Scottish outfit are ‘closing in’ on his signature.

Rangers are close to signing on-loan Manchester United star Jack Butland.
Rangers are close to signing on-loan Manchester United star Jack Butland. (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)

In the previous transfer window, the Glasgow-based club were linked with the English national. However, the Manchester-based club pipped the Gers to acquire his services.

Rangers are about to lose veteran shot-stopper Allan McGregor. To that end, they are eyeing a replacement for the 41-year-old, with Butland admired by the Scottish outfit’s head coach Michael Beale.

The 30-year-old made a name for himself at Stoke City. With the Potters, the shot-stopper enjoyed regular first-team action. However, since his move to Palace in the summer of 2020, the English national has hardly featured.

David de Gea is the number one at United for now. Erik ten Hag has had faith in the Spaniard this season. Apart from some glaring errors with his distribution, the 32-year-old has been in fine form for the club.

The Red Devils also have Tom Heaton in their ranks as the backup goalkeeper. As a result, Butland has not made an appearance so far for the Red Devils.

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It is hard to see the English national getting regular opportunities at the Old Trafford side if he stays. Therefore, it seems like a wise move for the 30-year-old to join Rangers and retain his confidence and reputation.