By Pranav Shahaney

25th Apr, 2023 | 6:40am

Rangers are reportedly on the verge of completing the signing of Manchester United goalkeeper Jack Butland, who is owned by Crystal Palace.

According to the Scottish Sun [24 April], Gers were in talks to sign him last year, but initial talks broke down and he moved to Old Trafford.

It now seems like he is on his way to Ibrox with Michael Beale close to sealing his first summer signing in charge at Ibrox.

Good move?

It’s been clear to everyone watching Rangers that they need a change of guard between the goal posts as Allan McGregor’s time in the sun appears to be coming to an end.

The club have even planned his testimonial and that’s probably a good way of saying that he’s not going to be needed next season.

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His contract runs out at the end of the season and there do not seem to be any talks of him getting a new one.

Butland, 30, has been impressive at various clubs in English football and rather than being a backup at United, he will get the chance to be the first choice at Ibrox.

He’s got nine caps for England and it’s been five years since he’s last featured for the Three Lions so a regular starting role could see him back in contention.

The Crystal Palace-owned keeper is a good sweeper too and will be pivotal in getting Gers to build out from the back.

In other Rangers news, the club may now approach a sporting director who built a Champions League winning team and can hire him for free.