The loan agreement for goalkeeper Jack Butland between Crystal Palace and the Manchester United football club in England has been finalized.
POSTNGR found out that the 29-year-old English goalkeeper has joined Tom Heaton and David de Gea for the rest of the season at Old Trafford.
His loan follows Newcastle’s January 1 return of Martin Dubravka from his loan to Manchester United.
Manchester United is getting Jack Butland from Crystal Palace to be a backup goalkeeper for David de Gea.
Speaking on Friday, January 6, Butland remarked;
‘This is an amazing club and one that I am now proud to represent. I’m really looking forward to working with an unbelievable goalkeeping group, supporting each other every day to create the best training and playing environment for the team.
‘I’ve played against David de Gea and represented England alongside Tom Heaton; they are top-class ‘keepers, and I am relishing the opportunity to compete alongside and support them as team-mates.
‘There is a lot that this group can achieve this season and I’m excited to play my part in helping everyone to reach these ambitions.’
John Murtough, Manchester United football director, said: ‘Jack is an excellent goalkeeper with a great experience throughout his career.
His mentality and personality will be a real asset to our superb group of goalkeepers and the whole squad.
The keeper could make his debut against Everton in the FA Cup on Friday or United’s Carabao Cup clash against Charlton next week.