Crystal Palace clinch deadline signing of Jack Butland on everlasting deal
Date revealed: Friday sixteenth October 2020 9:45
Crystal Palace have accomplished the signing of Jack Butland from Stoke Metropolis on a three-year deal.
The goalkeeper returns to the Premier League after a troublesome couple of years within the Championship.
With Wayne Hennessey injured, Palace have been searching for extra competitors for Vicente Guaita, and turned to a person Roy Hodgson is aware of effectively.
Hodgson gave Butland his worldwide debut when he was England supervisor, and having not performed for his nation, Butland will now look to get his profession again on monitor.
Hodgson advised Palace’s web site: “I’m very pleased that the membership has managed to accumulate the signature of Jack to affix us and compete for a spot amongst our goalkeepers on the membership. Jack is a participant that I labored with for 4 years at England.
“His final sport for me as England supervisor was a really unlucky one the place he broke his ankle and that price him his place within the 2016 Euros. However I’ve at all times believed in Jack’s potential.
“I’m conscious that his final spell at Stoke hasn’t been the happiest one for him however I sincerely imagine that along with his qualities, coming to a brand new membership will allow him to resurrect his profession and present as soon as once more what a very good goalkeeper he’s.”
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Parish happy with switch window
Palace left it proper till deadline day to seal Butland’s signing, however have been lastly in a position to affirm his arrival at 9:30pm on Friday.
It brings an finish to the switch window for the Eagles, who’ve additionally signed the likes of Eberechi Eze, Nathaniel Clyne and Michy Batshuayi.
And chairman Steve Parish thinks it has been a profitable switch marketplace for the membership.
“We now have added one other skilled participant of excessive calibre to our squad in Jack,” he stated. “It marks a extremely profitable window for us, with 5 high quality signings, including nice depth to Roy’s squad.”
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