REPORT: Southampton Propose Swap Deal for Stoke City Goalkeeper Jack Butland

Southampton Jack Butland

A swap deal involving Jack Butland joining Southampton could be on the cards, according to Paul Joyce of The Times.

The move could see the Saints’ current second-choice goalkeeper Angus Gunn join Stoke City.

Swap Deal Involving Jack Butland Joining Southampton on the Cards

Available for a Minimal Price

Butland has just one-year remaining on his current deal with the Potters. As a result, he is reportedly available for as little as £8 million.

When speaking to Sky Sports News, the 27-year-old’s agent said: “Talks have been ongoing with Stoke City for the past two years since Jack made it clear his preference was not to extend his existing contract.

“Last season there were some very interesting opportunities for Jack but, due to differing reasons, they did not materialise.

“Relations between Jack, the manager and the club remain in a good place and if we are able to find the right fit for Jack then I am confident that conditions are right for a deal to happen.”

Butland was part of the Stoke City squad that was relegated to the Championship in the 2017/18 season. While he still possesses huge amounts of quality, he has been part of a Stoke that has been drastically low on confidence over the past two seasons.

As a result, he is keen to test himself in the Premier League once more.

Southampton are one of several clubs interested in acquiring his services. However, they already have three first-team quality goalkeeper’s in Alex McCarthy, Angus Gunn and Fraser Forster. As a result, they will have to move one of them on.

Gunn’s Previous Championship Experience

It is looking likely that Angus Gunn will be departing St Mary’s, potentially in the opposite direction.

The 24-year-old does have previous experience in the Championship, having made 46 appearances for Norwich City in the 2017/18 season.

His impressive displays for the Canaries earned him a move to the South Coast in 2018. However, he has never nailed down the number one spot, instead being alternated in and out of the side.

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