£30m keeper sets his sights on Man Utd transfer

Date published: Friday 7th July 2017 8:06

Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland has said he would jump at the chance of signing for Manchester United.

The 24-year-old was linked with a move to Arsenal earlier in the summer, but a suggestion which Stoke were apparently quick to play down.

The England international told talkSPORT he was ambitions and has set his sights on the Champions League and suggested a move to United would be very hard to turn down.

“My ambitions are to be the Stoke number one and England number one, but there are other things I want to achieve in my career as well,” said Butland.

“I want to play in the Champions League and I want to win trophies.

“There’s no reason why we can’t win trophies at Stoke, we’ll try and win some cups and do as well as we can, but I obviously have ambitions.

“If it’s the right move at the right time, you never know. You always have to think about these things.

“A club like Manchester United, or whoever it may be… United are, for me, the biggest club in the world and you have to take those things in consideration.”

The former Birmingham man arrived at Stoke for £3million in 2013, but such has been his development he is now rated in the £30million bracket.

Fellow England man Jordan Pickford was signed by Everton for £30million this summer and Stoke chief executive Tony Scholes believes Butland is an even greater asset that they are determined to keep hold of.

“Jack’s a very special talent,” said Scholes last month. “He’s done extremely well for us and has done well for England.

“I think most people objectively would argue he’s some way beyond Jordan Pickford, I think, but that’s not what we are thinking about.”

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