According to Fabrizio Romano, goalkeeper Jack Butland is on the move to Scotland after joining Rangers on a free transfer. After watching Celtic lift five trophies over the last two seasons, the second-placed team will be hoping that their new man between the sticks can give improve their chances of defeating their arch-rivals across all competitions.
Rangers Set to Sign Premier League Goalkeeper Jack Butland
Jack Butland to Finally Get Game Time
After failing to make a single appearance this season, it makes sense that the shot-stopper wants to go to a club where he will have plenty of playing time. Across the three seasons he has spent with the Red Devils and Crystal Palace, the English international has only appeared 18 times across all competitions for both clubs: a number that he will likely surpass within one year in Glasgow.
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With a transfer market value of roughly £1.3 million, the 30-year-old has plenty to prove to when he takes his spot in Michael Beale’s starting eleven. He will be expecting to be an improvement on Alan McGregor: the 41-year-old who spent 16 years with the club.
Silverware Could Be Beckoning
Despite missing out on the Premiership title, Scottish League Cup, and Scottish Cup to the Bhoys last season. The 23/24 campaign could create opportunities to win trophies. With Ange Postecoglu leaving to become the next manager for Tottenham Hotspur, the Gers might be able to take advantage of the managerial hole he would leave.
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Having spent multiple years in the Premier League and Championship, the Bristol-born keeper should offer plenty of experience while simultaneously providing a youthful change to the position. If he can improve a defence that already boasts being the second-best in their league, the current gap between them and Celtic could narrow.