Having experienced the agony of relegation from the Premier League this past weekend, Stoke City’s Jack Butland is looking set to be one of the club’s biggest departures with a number of clubs lining-up to sign him. What Are The Odds looks at the Jack Butland next club odds market via Paddy Power - where will the England international be plying his trade next season?
Liverpool have given Loris Karius the number one jersey for most of this season, but doubts remain over whether or not that will be the case next season and many would argue that Jack Butland would be an upgrade on the German in-between the sticks at Anfield. If Liverpool are to make a move for Butland in the summer they are likely to have to stump up over £30m, however the odds of 7/2 (4.50) do make them one of the leading frontrunners among other Premier League rivals.
Maybe Liverpool’s biggest challenge will be keeping newly-promoted Wolves out of the equation. The Championship champions are likely to spend well to progress quickly in the top flight of English football and have already been linked to Butland in recent weeks, with a high-end price tag seemingly not a worry for Nuno Espírito Santo’s side. Paddy Power are giving the Wolves a shorter price of 12/5 (3.40) than Jurgen Klopp’s Champions League finalists.
Arsenal are also amongst the frontrunners according to the odds, with a price of 3/1 (4.00), however there’s a lot of things that need to fall into place before this one can happen - will the new manager fancy Jack Butland as the Gunners potential number one? It would seem a new goalkeeper will be a priority at the Emirates this summer, with Petr Cech’s form questioned this season - a new era could mean a new man between the sticks next season.
Big outsiders are West Ham with massive odds of 33/1 (34.0) - they will see Joe Hart return to Man City once the season ends and they will one hundred per cent be in the market for a new goalkeeper. Butland would surely fit the bill for manager David Moyes, but whether the club are willing to compete and finance such a transfer is questionable.
What Are The Odds will monitor the situation regarding the Jack Butland next club odds market right through until the transfer window re-opens, so make sure to check back in for the latest transfer updates.
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