Manchester United have announced the signing of their new backup goalkeeper Jack Butland on loan, know more details about him including the transfer fee and salary here
Premier League club Manchester United have finally signed a new goalkeeper to back their main keeper David De Gea this season. Jack Butland joined the Red Devils from Crystal Palace on loan till the end of the season. The signing came as a result of Newcastle’s decision to recall their loaned player Martin Dubravka.
Manchester United now have three goalkeepers in their squad; David De Gea, Tom Heaton, and Jack Butland.
All You Need To Know About Manchester United’s New Goalkeeper Jack Butland: Debut, Salary, Transfer Fee
After graduating from Birmingham City’s academy, Butland made his debut for the club for reserve team in 2010, after turning 17. Then he signed a 2-and-a-half-year contract with Birmingham City and was also named Young Player of the Year at the end of the 2009–10 season.
Then in 2013, he moved to Stoke City. After spending 7 years at Stoke, he joined Crystal Palace for a transfer fee of £1 million as reported by BBC. Butland signed a 3-year contract with the Eagles. However, he only appeared 10 times in the league and now will be spending the next 6 months on loan to Manchester United.
Reportedly, Butland was earning around £35,000 per week at Palace. The deal for which he signed for Manchester United is undisclosed as of now.
Official. Manchester United confirms the signing of Jack Butland on loan until June. #MUFC
Butland: “This is an amazing club and one that I am now proud to represent. I’m really looking forward to working with unbelievable goalkeeping group, supporting each other every day”. pic.twitter.com/UCsE03VHCg
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 6, 2023
Butland made his international debut against Italy, when Joe Hart withdrew his name from the squad. Becoming the youngest goalkeeper to play for England, Butland conceded one goal only to see England win 2-1 the game. He was even in the Euro 2012 squad for England.
Why did Manchester United Signed Butland?
After Newcastle recalled Martin Dubravka, United were in search of a backup goalkeeper in this transfer window. Moreover, the Red Devils are still keen on signing a new number.1 for the squad and Sevilla’s Yassine Bounou, who impressed everyone at the World Cup is one of the favorites. However, as a backup keeper, Butland seems to be the ideal choice and the 29-year-old will be a good fit.
David De Gea’s contract is also going to end this year, which means United will have to either search for a new goalie or sign the Spanish GK. De Gea has been impressive for United in the past few months, and he must be awarded a new contract.