Former Rangers captain Craig Moore has revealed that England goalkeeper Jack Butland is eager to revitalise his career and is open to a move to Ibrox.
According to Moore, who maintains close connections with his old club and Scottish football, Butland is a player of genuine interest to Rangers due to his abilities between the sticks.
The 28-year-old Stoke City shot-stopper is longing for regular first-team action after spending most of this season on the bench.
Moore disclosed that Butland would relish the opportunity to be Rangers’ number one, saying:
"“He has a huge presence and by all accounts wouldn’t mind playing for Rangers. Again, that is just what I am hearing. Rangers definitely need a number one goalkeeper.”"
Finding an established goalkeeper is undoubtedly a top priority for new manager Michael Beale as veteran Allan McGregor is expected to hang up his gloves when his contract expires this summer.
Throughout Rangers’ history, they have been spoilt for choice with esteemed keepers like Chris Woods, Andy Goram, Stefan Klos and McGregor guarding the net.
Ideally, Rangers need to recruit a high-calibre goalkeeper who can serve as a long-term first-choice for the next three to four seasons.
However, Beale must achieve the right balance in the transfer market with the need to sign a prolific marksman and reinforce other key areas of the team.
Craig Moore drops hint on Rangers’ goalkeeper search
A free transfer swoop for someone of Butland’s pedigree would be at the higher end of Rangers’ affordable options, allowing funds to be channelled into other signings.
It is common knowledge that landing a top-notch goalkeeper is a priority and Butland appears to be firmly in the frame as a contender.
The towering shot-stopper seems keen for a fresh start in Glasgow and a move to Ibrox could be the perfect platform to revive his career and propel himself back into England contention.
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