Rangers keen to extend star man Jack Butland’s contract

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Rangers keen to extend star man Jack Butland’s contract
Rangers' English goalkeeper #01 Jack Butland celebrates at the end of the UEFA Europa League group C football match between Glasgow Rangers and Real Betis at Ibrox Stadium in Glasgow, Scotland, on September 21, 2023. Glasgow Rangers won 1 - 0 against Real Betis. (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN / AFP) (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Rangers are keen to pin hotshot goalkeeper Jack Butland down to a contract extension, despite his current one still having three years to run!

The 31-year-old stopper, having won the club Player of the Year Award recently, is also in line for the national gong as nominated by the PFA, and has seen his stock rise to levels akin to his Stoke days when he was valued around £20M.

It has led to Rangers being extremely keen to increase his value, by rewarding him for a stunning first season with a wage to match and an extra year on the deal.

It is clear Butland is a ‘Rangers-Level’ player, one of the very few we actually have, and Rangers want to hold onto that kind of quality going forward.

Ergo the club absolutely want to reward him for a stunning season by increasing his wage (manageably) and giving him another year.

The reason is mutually beneficial:

Butland gets further job security at his age, albeit he’s young by goalkeeping ‘ages’, and he gets a nice sweetener on the pot, hiking his salary a bit.

And for Rangers, we secure further a valuable asset, avoiding the John Lundstram trap, while also increasing his market value in event of some other club wanting to lure him south.

Butland could fetch Rangers close to £20M thanks to his club award, his form, and of course the PFA nomination – an England call up would seal it for sure.

But extending the deal would get his numbers even higher, and we’re pretty sure Butland would be happy to extend and repay the club that has effectively saved his career.

Will it happen?

Maybe – we’ll see if the club considers a new deal for the ex-Palace stopper to be financially viable or not – after all, he still has 3 years left and his market value is clearly strong as it is.

But it would be a good way to absolutely ram home the new policy of not letting deals run down on asset players.

We’ll see if this one happens.

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