Liverpool are contemplating a shock transfer to signal Jack Butland and make the England worldwide their new quantity two goalkeeper.
The Reds are reportedly on the seek for a brand new back-up to No.1 Alisson after present No.2 Adrian’s nightmare in final weekend’s 7-2 defeat to Aston Villa.
Butland’s identify can have dropped off the radar for a lot of, together with his profession taking a nosedive in current seasons.
He was as soon as tipped to be England’s subsequent long-term glovesman after changing into the nation’s youngest ever worldwide keeper in 2012, however he’s not in Gareth Southgate’s plans with the most recent of his 9 caps coming again in 2018.
Now aged 27, he’s not even the first-choice keeper at Stoke City; he final featured for the Potters of their 5-Zero thrashing towards Leeds within the Championship in July, and has since misplaced his place to Wales worldwide Adam Davies.
With simply 12 months remaining on his contract, Butland is eager to seal a transfer elsewhere to breathe new life into his profession.
And, in response to the Every day Mirror, Liverpool are enthusiastic about signing him and he might transfer to Anfield within the coming days.
The home switch window stays open till this Friday, and it’s claimed he might develop into a Reds participant and even make his debut in Saturday’s Merseyside derby towards Everton.
And the switch has acquired the backing from former England goalkeeper Paul Robinson, who instructed Soccer Insider final week: “I can see Liverpool signing the likes of Jack Butland on a short-term deal.
“He’s a participant who has expertise of massive video games.”
The report comes on the again of Adrian’s nightmare outing towards Aston Villa, the place he was immediately at fault for Ollie Watkins’ opening purpose after which conceded an extra SIX at Villa Park.
The Spaniard additionally made essential errors in final season’s Champions League marketing campaign because the defending European champions had been knocked out by Atletico Madrid on the round-of-16 stage.
And with Alisson set for six weeks on the sidelines with a shoulder damage he lately suffered in coaching, the Reds need extra reliable back-up to their Brazilian No.1.
Liverpool have already introduced a brand new goalkeeper to Anfield this summer season, saying the signing of Brazilian teen and Beneath-17 World Cup winner Marcelo Pitaluga final week.
However, whereas the 17-year-old is coaching with Jurgen Klopp’s first-team, it’s unlikely he’s able to go straight into senior motion having not even performed a senior recreation for his boyhood membership Fluminense.