Manchester United in Jack Butland talks with Crystal Palace for David de Gea replacement

January 4, 2023

Manchester United have entered talks with Crystal Palace over a move for Jack Butland.

Martin Dubravka’s recall to Newcastle United has left Erik ten Hag with Tom Heaton, 36, as back-up to David de Gea and Old Trafford executives are looking at making an addition.

Butland, 29, has six months left on his Palace deal, although the club have the option to extend his contract for a further year. Butland came under consideration at United last summer before Dubravka joined and conversations are being had with Palace over what a move now would look like. Butland has a house in the Manchester area from his time at Stoke City.

Butland has been with Crystal Palace since 2020 but has only made 10 Premier League appearances for the club and has yet to play this season.

The 29-year-old’s contract at Selhurst Park expires in the summer.

Butland has nine England caps and was in Gareth Southgate’s squad at the 2018 World Cup.

However, he has not been a Premier League regular since Stoke City were relegated in 2018.