OFFICIAL: Manchester United with first winter transfer
Manchester United have completed a transfer involving Jack Butland from Crystal Palace.
Dean Henderson’s reluctance to act as a substitute and the Spanish goalkeeper’s poor start to the season forced the Red Devils to look for a valuable substitute for David De Gea.
The team from Old Trafford did not seek to establish a longer cooperation with the new goalkeeper in this field and bet on the loan of Martin Dúbravka from Newcastle United.
However, representatives of “Magpies” decided in the middle of the season that Loris Karius, who was temporarily hired to replace him, did not meet the hopes placed in him. Therefore, the structures of the league rival Manchester United decided to bring the Slovak back.
The titled club found themselves in a difficult situation again, but they got out of it very quickly by entering into talks with Crystal Palace about Jack Butland.
Negotiations proceeded at an express pace and ended with the loan of the 29-year-old until the end of the season.
“It’s an amazing club that I’m proud to represent. I’m really looking forward to working with an incredible group of goalkeepers, supporting each other every day to create the best training environment and game for the team.”
I played against David De Gea and represented England alongside Tom Heaton. They are top-class goalkeepers and I enjoy the opportunity to compete with them and support them as teammates. This group can achieve a lot this season and I’m excited to play my part in helping everyone reach their goals.”
The former Birmingham City, Stoke City, Leeds United and Derby County player, among others, returned to training recently after dealing with a broken finger injury.
Throughout his time at Crystal Palace, he has served as a second or third goalkeeper, allowing him to make a total of seventeen appearances as of October 2020.
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