If Rangers are already expecting “potential suitors” for summer signing Jack Butland – then any interested parties can expect to pay a Premier League ransom.
The 30-year-old stopper has been the stand-out signing from Michael Beale’s nine new additions and without the goalie the club’s rocky start to the season might’ve been worse.
With Rangers having to replace the influence of Allan McGregor this season Jack Butland has filled that void fantastically so far and looks a composed, determined and vocal option between the sticks.
But such has been the impressive start to his Rangers reign, reputable Rangers-focused journalist Chris Jack has claimed that he reckons a move could soon be in the offing.
Speaking as part of a Rangers Review column on the club’s summer transfer business, the writer suggested that Rangers are already expecting “potential suitors” for Jack Butland.
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Rangers hold Premier League aces over Jack Butland
The report claims that Rangers believe both Jack Butland and Dujon Sterling will bank the club profits following their pre-contract arrivals from the Premier League in the summer.
But it’s the ex-Crystal Palace and Manchester United stopper who is attracting the most interest and Chris Jack believes the club will need to fend off Jack Butland interest “sooner rather than later”.
Given the goalkeeper’s standing in the game and early presence at Rangers, a Premier League option swooping in could be a major blow to the club.
But with Jack Butland signing a four-year deal in the summer – and about to hit his goalkeeping prime – then Rangers appear in a very decent position with the stopper.
In fact, given Butland is English trained with bags of experience south of the border, if anyone comes a-knocking then it’s Rangers who appear to hold all the aces.
A thorough professional who simply wants to play games of football, any exit chatter is unlikely to affect the performances of the England international hopeful.
And given the length of Jack Butland’s Rangers contract, it’ll take a decent whack of the Premier League’s millions to convince the Gers to sell a player who is already such a prime asset.