Rangers new boy Jack Butland has outlined that Michael Beale gave him ‘all the bells and whistles’ whilst offering a move to Ibrox.
The Gers have announced their latest new signing this evening with goalkeeper Butland signing on the dotted line.
Playmaker Kieran Dowell and right back Dujon Sterling have already arrived to join Beale’s revolution.
Adding a new goalkeeper was always going to be vital though and this is one deal Rangers fans have been waiting weeks to hear.
Butland has been linked for weeks now with Rangers chasing Allan McGregor’s heir.
McGregor is leaving Rangers this summer and the Gers needed to land a new first-choice goalkeeper.
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There were links to other options such as Freddie Woodman and Ivor Pandur but Butland always appear to be the top choice.
Rangers have finally confirmed Butland’s arrival, just days after his final appearance on the bench for Manchester United.
With his loan spell at Old Trafford over and Crystal Palace happy for him to go, Butland can finally start his Rangers career with a four-year deal agreed.
Jack Butland comments on Michael Beale presentation
Butland has now spoken to Rangers TV for the first time as he prepares to settle in at Ibrox.
The former Stoke City goalkeeper admitted that Beale actually came to see him around a month ago.
It’s clear that Rangers have been chasing this deal for a while and Beale used the personal touch to try and get Butland in.
Butland noted that Beale gave him a full presentation with ‘all the bells and whistles’ to try and tempt him into joining Rangers.
Butland feels that this was always an easy sell though, believing that joining Rangers is simply a ‘no-brainer’.
The former England international admitted that he is delighted to have joined Rangers and just can’t wait to get started at Ibrox.
“The manager came down to see me a month our so ago and played the whole presentation, all the bells and whistles, but I’m sure nothing is going to compare to seeing Ibrox for the first time, seeing it packed. For me, it was an easy sell. It was something that, from a footballing perspective, it’s a no brainer, I’m delighted to be here. I can’t wait to get started to be honest,” he added.