Jack Butland becomes Man United’s first January transfer signing

Jack Butland becomes Man United’s first January transfer signing

It has been confirmed that the former England goalkeeper Jack Butland will be joining Manchester United, and after missing out on Cody Gakpo, he has become their first acquisition of the January transfer window.

After Newcastle brought back goalkeeper Martin Dubravka from his season-long loan, Butland, 29, underwent a medical at United’s Carrington training facility on Thursday before joining on loan from Crystal Palace for the remainder of the season.

The 29-year-old Butland, who has nine England caps and 87 Premier League appearances under his belt, said: “This is a wonderful club and one that I am now pleased to represent.

Working with an incredible goalkeeping group that supports one another daily to provide the best training and playing environment for the team is something I’m really looking forward to.

I’ve competed against Tom Heaton and David De Gea while playing for England. They are elite goalkeepers, and I am excited about the chance to compete with and for them as a team.

This squad is capable of accomplishing a lot this season, and I’m eager to contribute in any way I can to help everyone realize their goals.”

The Director of Football at Manchester United, John Murtough, stated that Jack is a superb goalkeeper with extensive experience.

“His mindset and demeanor will be a wonderful boost to our outstanding goalkeepers as well as the entire team.

Together, Jack, David, Tom, and our young keepers make up a powerful team that will assist one another in fostering the best possible atmosphere for training and competition. All of us are eager to include him in the group.”

“Martin was recalled, and we need three experienced goalkeepers,” Ten Hag remarked when explaining why he wanted to bring Butland in.

“We have some young players, and they perform admirably, but because we play so many games, you need three excellent goalies in practice.

Additionally, in order to achieve your goals when obstacles arise, you need experience in goal-setting. Although David is clearly our No. 1 and puts on an excellent performance, there is always a chance that something unexpected could happen.

You must be ready for that in order to avoid having one. When I was with Ajax last year, we had three injured goalies.

You shouldn’t play for championships and then have to start a young goalkeeper since you can’t count on it and it also ends your season. You must therefore be ready for that.”

Tom Heaton and Jack Butland, both former England international goalkeepers, will now support No. 1 David de Gea at Manchester United.

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