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Birmingham City has made a ‘line-up approach’ for the former Stoke City and Crystal Palace manager.

Birmingham City are planning an offer for a recent Rangers acquisition, according to the latest EFL Championship transfer news.


Former Birmingham City academy player Jack Butland is reportedly one of Wayne Rooney‘s first acquisitions at St Andrew‘s Stadium. The former England international custodian made his debut for Blues in 2010 before joining Stoke City in 2013. He’s now expected to make a remarkable comeback.

Butland, who only recently joined Scottish Premiership giants Rangers, is thought to be a major target for Rooney as the new Birmingham manager seeks a new goalkeeper. There are presently just two options at the club, and both have contracts that expire at the end of the current season.


The number one pick, John Ruddy, showed remarkable devotion in the summer to stay despite interest from Luton Town, although he could leave when his contract expires. Meanwhile, Neil Etheridge is paid well and is scheduled to leave at the same time. Butland has a natural opening between the sticks as a result of this.

According to the Sun, Butland was persuaded to move to Scotland by former Rangers manager Michael Beale. Butland is believed to be “pondering his future” now that Beale has left Ibrox, and he could be enticed back to Birmingham. It’s been reported that a “proper fee” will be required to sign the custodian, who has started far across the border.

Alex Neil
Alex Neil

Butland has made a solid early impact for Rangers, conceding only five goals and keeping five clean sheets in his first eight league outings. Although his goals have been leaked in European competitions, his form in the Scottish Premiership has pushed Rangers to second place.

Butland is still only 30 years old and has nine senior England caps, one of which he shared with Rooney. In November 2015, Birmingham’s new manager captained the Three Lions to a 2-0 victory over France. Butland entered the game as a half-time substitute and recorded a shutout in the second period.

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