Jack Butland still hoping for transfer abroad from Stoke this month to force way into England’s Euro 2020 squad

By | 16th August 2019

JACK BUTLAND still wants to leave Stoke and hopes to quit English football in order to save his Euro 2020 dream.

The 26-year-old goalkeeper failed to land a return to the Premier League this summer.

Jack Butland is still desperate to leave Stoke within the next fortnight to save his England career

Bournemouth were keen to bring him to the South Coast but were priced out of a move by Stoke’s £30million asking price.

And Crystal Palace were also keen but were unwilling to fork out the large fee.

Now the Daily Mail claim he is determined to exit the Championship club over the next fortnight and head abroad to play top level football again.

Teams in Spain, Germany, Holland, Italy, France and Portugal all have until September 2 until their transfer windows close.

And Butland is desperate to secure a switch to help with his international aspirations.

Gareth Southgate has kept him involved within the Three Lions set-up despite the Potters’ relegation 12 months ago.

However, with a number of his ‘keeper rivals set for Prem action this season, his second tier status may cost him a spot for the Euros.

Everton’s Jordan Pickford is likely to remain No1 for England but Aston Villa’s Tom Heaton and Burnley’s Nick Pope are Butland’s main contenders for a place in the squad.

And he faces further competition from the likes of Southampton’s Angus Gunn and Sheffield United’s on-loan Dean Henderson.

This post written by Gary Stonehouse originally appeared on Football news - transfers, fixtures, scores, pictures | The Sun. Read the full post here.

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