Crystal Palace man to head out the exit door after three years at Selhurst Park
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Crystal Palace goalkeeper Jack Butland is reportedly poised to head out the exit door this summer with the club deciding not to extend his contract. The 30-year-old has spent the second-half of this past season on loan at Manchester United after being given the green light to leave temporarily in the January transfer window.
According to reporter Alan Nixon, the Eagles have ‘passed’ up on the option of keeping hold of him for an extra 12 months and will allow him to depart. Scottish Premiership side Rangers are believed to be keen on luring him up to Glasgow and make him their first choice.
Crystal Palace signed the stopper back in 2020 to add more competition and depth to their goalkeeping department. He has since made 17 appearances in all competitions for the South London outfit and hasn’t been able to make the number one spot his own, hence why he was allowed to go to Old Trafford last winter.
Butland, who has made nine caps for England, started his career at Birmingham City and broke into their first-team as a youngster. Stoke City then came calling and he spent seven years with the Potters, part of which have spent out on loan at Barnsley, Leeds United and Derby County.
In other Crystal Palace news, their former defender Tony Craig has been released by League Two side Crawley Town. The 38-year-old spent a year at Selhurst Park during the 2007/08 season and will now have to weigh up his next move.