Liverpool Transfer News: Reds Linked With £8m-Rated Stopper

By on July 31, 2012

With the summer transfer window in full swing, Football Talk will be keeping you up-to-date with all the latest transfer news throughout the summer. Today, Liverpool are linked with Jack Butland.

Jack Butland

Liverpool are interested in signing Birmingham City goalkeeper Jack Butland, according to the Metro.

The report claims new Reds boss Brendan Rodgers is keen to freshen up his goalkeeping options ahead of next season and wants to add Butland as competition for established number 1 Pepe Reina.

Rodgers has given Brad Jones given permission to speak with Norwich and Peter Gulacsi is expected to go on loan to the championship next season, leaving him with just Doni as back up for Reina. The Metro suggest the North Irishman isn’t convinced by the Brazilian and is on look out for another No.2.

He has made enquiries about Wolves 31-year-old keeper Dorus de Vries, who he worked with at Swansea, but Rogers is now believed to be looking for a more long-term option and want’s 19-year-old Butland to work under Reina and learn from the experienced Spaniard.

Liverpool sent scouts to run-the-rule over both Joe Allen as well as Butland in Team GB’s 3-1 win over the U.A.E on Sunday, and they were left suitably impressed and sent back rave reports on the Birmingham stopper.

However, the Merseysiders may face competition from Arsenal, Man Utd, Newcastle and Southampton, who have all shown an interest in the England ace in recent months.

The Saints had a £6m bid rejected by Birmingham earlier in the summer, with City believed to be holding out for at least £8m.

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8 Comments

  1. Matt

    July 31, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    It’s always hard to lure a top goalkeeper when they know they’ll be a reserve, he does have great potential but will surely wanna play more?

  2. Yusuf

    July 31, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    He will be a good competitor for reina cosidering the fact that reina has not being lift up to expectation recently

  3. MORE RUBBISH

    July 31, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    Hs he ever been to Swansea – holiday etc – if not B R has no interest in him

  4. Adesogbon adebisi

    July 31, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    Pls we need a better keeper and not pepe reina for this season

  5. chinonso

    August 1, 2012 at 12:55 am

    pls send pepe reina loan to villareal or sell him, pls we dnt want anoda mistaks again pls do us a favuor.

  6. Glorious

    August 1, 2012 at 5:17 am

    I tink lfc nid a beta stopar

  7. michael

    August 1, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    we needed aqulani

  8. rob

    August 3, 2012 at 11:33 am

    reina is a maddd dogg, we need messi

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