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Stoke City ‘slash price for goalkeeper Jack Butland to just £8m’

Stoke City only want £8million for goalkeeper Jack Butland this summer, it is reported. 

That price is a significant decrease on the £30m the Potters demanded after Butland travelled with England to the 2018 World Cup. 

This is due to the financial hit all clubs are taking due to the coronavirus pandemic and therefore Michael O’Neill’s side are willing to consider offers between £8m and £10m, according to Sky Sports. 

The report states that the Championship club have already received enquiries for the 27-year-old.

Butland only has a year left on his current contract and is reluctant to sign a new one.

This has greatly reduced his transfer value with clubs now knowing he can leave for free next summer.  

Butland’s agent, Paul Stretford told Sky Sports: ‘Talks have been ongoing with Stoke City for the past two years since Jack made it clear his preference was not to extend his existing contract.

‘Last season there were some very interesting opportunities for Jack but, due to differing reasons, they did not materialise.

‘Relations between Jack, the manager and the club remain in a good place and if we are able to find the right fit for Jack then I am confident that conditions are right for a deal to happen.’

Butland was ahead of Jordan Pickford in the build-up to the World Cup in Russia but Stoke’s relegation coincided with a drop in Butland’s form.

O’Neill wants his No 1 to stay at the club but appreciates the financial difficulty the club are facing.

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