Manchester United confirmed on Friday that they have signed Crystal Palace goalkeeper Jack Butland on loan for the rest of the season.
Butland is expected to join Newcastle United after Newcastle United recalled Martin Dubravka from his season-long loan at Old Trafford. The 29-year-old England international joined Palace in 2020 and appeared in 10 games before joining United as a backup to first-choice David de Gea.
“This is an amazing club and one that I am now proud to represent. I’m really looking forward to working with an unbelievable goalkeeping group, supporting each other every day to create the best training and playing environment for the team,” Butland said in the announcement.
“I’ve played against David de Gea and represented England alongside Tom Heaton; they are top-class keepers, and I am relishing the opportunity to compete alongside and support them as teammates.
“There is a lot that this group can achieve this season and I’m excited to play my part in helping everyone to reach these ambitions.”
When asked about Butland’s arrival, United boss Erik ten Hag told a news conference: “Martin was recalled and we need three experienced goalkeepers.
“I’m really happy with David. It’s quite clear he’s our No. 1. He’s a really good performer but there’s always something that can happen with David as well and you have to be prepared for that so you don’t have one.”