Rangers: Jack Butland would ‘be a really good fit’
Transfer expert Dean Jones says that reported summer target Jack Butland would ‘be a really good fit’ at Glasgow Rangers.
The Lowdown: Wilson target
It has been reported that sporting director Ross Wilson has made Butland his ‘preferred target’ in the goalkeeping position this summer.
The Crystal Palace shot-stopper, who is currently on loan at Manchester United, has been on the radar at Ibrox for a while, and is thought to be ‘keen’ on a possible move.
The Latest: ‘Good fit’
Speaking to GiveMeSport, Jones says that Butland would ‘be a really good fit’ at the Gers, adding that he is a ‘fantastic’ player to have in and around the dressing room:
“There are plenty of good goalkeepers, but it’s about understanding what Rangers are as a football club and what it takes to thrive in that environment.
“I think Jack Butland is a fantastic person to have around the dressing room. He’s got big experience, too. I think he’d be a really good fit, particularly for Rangers next season, if they do go down that path.”
The Verdict: No-brainer
Signing Butland is certainly a no-brainer for the Light Blues, especially considering that current number one Allan McGregor is 41 years of age, and is out of contract in the summer.
The six-foot-five colossus is capable of coming in and establishing himself as a regular in between the sticks, having made 87 appearances in total in the English Premier League, and has been capped nine times by England.
Indeed, Butland has plenty of experience playing at a high level, and at 30 years of age, is significantly younger than McGregor.
Nonetheless, he would certainly be a smart signing from the Teddy Bears, as a direct replacement for the veteran.