By Peter Lynch

7th Jun, 2023 | 8:40am

Manchester United ace Harry Maguire sends Jack Butland three-word message as Rangers transfer news emerges

Harry Maguire has sent a three-word message to Jack Butland after the latter agreed to join Rangers.

The Gers have signed the goalkeeper on a pre-contract agreement from Premier League outfit Crystal Palace, as confirmed by the official Rangers Twitter account.

Butland played with Maguire last season during his loan spell at Manchester United from the Eagles.

The goalkeeper will officially sign for the Scottish Premiership club on 1 July on a four-year deal.

Sharing a photograph of the new Gers shot-stopper, Maguire posted on Instagram: “Good luck mate.”

Fantastic move

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Butland’s switch to Rangers represents a fantastic move for both player and club, and one that Gers supporters are understandably very excited about.

Michael Beale’s outfit are getting a very experienced goalkeeper, and one that still has plenty of years left at the top aged just 30.

He boasts plenty of big-game experience from his time in the Premier League and Championship, and of course his encounters at international level for England.

Rangers meanwhile were in need of a top goalkeeper after the recent exit of number one Allan McGregor.

Robby McCrorie has shown he is willing to hold down the number one spot, but now there is an increased competition for places on the training ground and on the pitch.

Butland won’t exactly be in top shape given how he didn’t play for Manchester United while on loan at Old Trafford, but he will definitely be working hard this summer to find his feet ahead of the new campaign.

In other Rangers news, the Gers have made a “significant” seven-figure bid for one European-based striker.