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Potential consequences of signing Jack Butland

Potential consequences of signing Jack Butland

Crystal Palace managed to return to winning ways against Burnley at Turf Moor on Saturday as they secured an impressive 3-1 victory. 

The Eagles will be focused on climbing even further up the table after steering clear of the relegation zone, with consistency being the key for Roy Hodgson’s side from here on in.

Indeed, it looks as if the summer transfer window is already being eyed by Hodgson, as according to The Sun, Crystal Palace are leading the chase for Stoke City’s Jack Butland.

Jack Butland has been one of the standout performers for Stoke City in the current campaign, with a move to the Premier League being just reward for his efforts at the bet365 Stadium.

With that being said, here are the potential consequences of signing Butland in the summer…

STEVE PARISH SPENDS BIG

Crystal Palace have secured a number of impressive signings in recent years at Selhurst Park, but Steve Parish hasn’t spent much money of late, with most of Palace’s transfer business being conducted via free agency.

However, the 53-year-old would need to splash the cash to secure the services of Butland, with Stoke reportedly (as per The Sun) wanting £15 million for the Englishman. Of course, this would delight many supporters as it would highlight Parish’s ambition, as well as providing Palace with one of England’s best goalkeepers.

WAYNE HENNESEY LEAVES SELHURST PARK

Wayne Hennessey has struggled to secure regular minutes since his return from injury as he’s had to settle for a place on the substitutes’ place, with Vincente Guiata being preferred in-between the sticks.

Indeed, the Welshman is getting on with age and could do with regular minutes, but Butland’s potential arrival certainly wouldn’t help his cause as the Englishman would more than likely go ahead of him in the pecking order, due to the fee that Palace would have paid and his ability.

Hennessey may be ditched completely, with an injury to either Guiata or Butland being his only way into the side.

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