Crystal Palace were having a quiet end to the domestic transfer window, with no real movements for any player. However, there has been a fresh transfer update which suggests that the Eagles might strike a deal for Jack Butland today.
The Eagles are worried about the severity of the injury to substitute goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey, who was injured this week on international duty with Wales. With the 33-year-old set to be sidelined until next year, Palace are now looking to Butland as a replacement.
According to London News Online and as tweeted by cpfc_xtra, Palace need to complete a deal (which will be permanent) before today’s 5pm deadline. Also, the Daily Mail have reported of how contact with Stoke was made last night and a deal is expected to be sorted out before the transfer window closes at 5pm.
Would you be happy with Butland signing for Palace?
The Stoke City goalkeeper, who has featured for England nine times, has Premier League experience and has made 275 appearances in all competitions in his career, per Transfermarkt. He has not featured for the Potters this season and is now seen as cover at the bet365 Stadium. He may then get a new lease of like under Roy Hodgson, so the transfer makes sense if Palace can get a cheap deal for him.
These Palace fans react to Jack Butland transfer latsest:
— PALACE XTRA 📰 (@cpfc_xtra) October 15, 2020
Yes mate, would be quality
— Stew Fuller (@StewFuller82) October 16, 2020
Apparently Wayne’s injury is serious so this does make sense.
— Jack (@ItsJackLaws) October 16, 2020
Sarr and Butland on deadline day. We move https://t.co/Pqz3RmrjtN
— Samuel Margo (@SamuelMargo) October 15, 2020
I can definitely see this happening I think Sarr is a long shot at this point https://t.co/vAMYMOBoeo
— Alex Westry (@alex_westry) October 15, 2020
Surely we can get a number 2 that’s slightly better than him https://t.co/yj8XC1IOWS
— Adam (@Adam_Palace) October 16, 2020
Not exciting but understandable
— LetsTalkPalace (@letstalkpalace) October 16, 2020
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