Manchester United Football Club could be preparing for life without David de Gea, if the latest reports coming out of the Daily Mail are to be believed. The media publication say that the Old Trafford club are planning a bid for Stoke City’s young starlet, Jack Butland.
The English shot-stopper is regarded as the potential successor at international level for Joe Hart, and is rapidly making a name for himself this season, largely thanks to regular game time now that Asmir Begovic has left Stoke City.
If David de Gea does leave a move for Jack Butland would certainly be an excellent piece of business. He’s English so that means he will qualify as homegrown, and he definitely has all the attributes to become a world class goalkeeper.
He wouldn’t cost all that much either, with Stoke City only paying £4million to land him, and although they’d want profit, you’d imagine he’d be available for somewhere around the £10million mark.