Rangers complete signing of former England cap Jack Butland

The goalkeeper becomes Michael Beale's third signing of the summer after joining from Crystal Palace.

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Rangers have completed the signing of goalkeeper Jack Butland on a free transfer from Crystal Palace.

The former England international has agreed a four-year deal at Ibrox on the expiry of his contract at the end of June.

The 30-year-old spent last season on loan at Manchester United as back up to David De Gea but failed to make an appearance for the Red Devils and will now link up with Michael Beale’s men to replace Allan McGregor.

He becomes the club’s third signing of the summer, following the arrivals of midfielder Kieran Dowell and defender Dujon Sterling.

“I’m over the moon,” Butland told the club’s official website. “The club speaks for itself. No matter where you are in football, you know about Rangers Football Club. This is a huge opportunity for me, and I’m delighted to be here.

“I feel great and motivated at the age that I am, and I feel excited at what the future holds. Doing that at a club that is equally as passionate about winning and being at the top was huge for me.

“It’s an important summer for the club and we need to get off to a good start. Getting the work done early is hugely important, so that we’re settled and raring to go when we come back in.”

Rangers manager Beale said: “I am delighted that we have recruited Jack. It was clear from our first meeting that we have a strong alignment on football and his development moving forward.

“At 30, he is coming into the prime years of his career having already amassed huge experience with 300 appearances in senior football, including almost 90 in the Premier League.

“In addition, he has played for England at every level, including nine caps for the senior team and five for the Great Britain Olympic team.

“I feel that we have recruited an excellent goalkeeper and, importantly, a top person. We are delighted to have Jack and his young family arriving in Glasgow and look forward to seeing him excel in his time at Rangers.”

Butland, was part of the squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. He has also represented the likes of Birmingham City, Stoke City and Leeds United at club level, however has not played a competitive game since April 2022.

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