Crystal Palace goalkeeper Jack Butland is set to leave Selhurst Park this summer, according to The Sun journalist Tom Barclay.
Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, Tom Barclay said: “If there’s a suitable destination, Jack Butland will probably leave this summer”.
This comes as ahead of Sam Johnstone’s pending arrival at the club on a free transfer.
A move away from the club for Butland isn’t a surprise and it may give him a chance to revitalise his career elsewhere.
It means over the last campaign he cost the club £66.6k per save that he made, and in Johnstone they can get a backup goalkeeper who will be on a lot less money.
Apart from a handful of seasons in the top flight with Stoke City, he hasn’t been a number one choice for a club in the division, and whilst he would make a good back up, the wages he’s on aren’t worth it.
It would also make the most sense for him to move to a club where he will get regular game time which will help prolong his career at the top level.
His departure would also give Palace the opportunity to re-invest in an outfield player who will be more of an asset in helping Vieira’s side finish in a higher position next season.