Sport Jack Butland rubbishes reports suggesting he asked to leave Stoke

19:01  13 february  2018
19:01  13 february  2018 Source:   Read Sport

Butland will not be fazed by Liverpool rumours

  Butland will not be fazed by Liverpool rumours Stoke City manager Paul Lambert has claimed that Jack Butland will not have his head turned by interest from Liverpool. Premier League giants Arsenal and Liverpool are said to be interested in a move for Butland in the summer when the transfer window reopens. The England international could be set to represent his country at the World Cup this summer, with the number one jersey still up for grabs. Butland has four clean sheets in the Premier League for Stoke this season, who have been seriously struggling. They sit 19th in the table and are on course for relegation to the Championship by the end of the campaign. There were reports that Butland was ready to force through a move to Liverpool, but that appears to be far from the case. Speaking to The Mirror, Lambert said this: “I only heard about the story this morning and that Jack had quashed the rumours. Butland is one of the best goalkeepers going around, in Europe terms as well. Without a doubt the boy’s a terrific goalkeeper, a good lad as well.” “Does it surprise me that rumours fly about? Not really, because rumours fly about all good players and he’s one of the best.” “He’s too good a guy, too good a pro to be affected by any talk. He’s been terrific since I’ve been here and as a person he’s been great too.

The report suggests Arsene Wenger is also keen to secure a deal for Arsenal. However, Paul Lambert declared at the time he had no intention of letting Butland leave and he wants to Butland has been an ever-present feature for Stoke , missing just three Premier League games this term.

ARSENAL are ready to step up their pursuit of Stoke keeper Jack Butland , according to reports . And Butland 's agent Gary Mellor has admitted that only a move to a big club would tempt him from the Potters. Mellor said: "If Jack 's going to leave Stoke it's going to be for a huge club, a club that's

Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland has denied reports that he has asked his club for a summer move amidst interest from Liverpool.

Reports had suggested that the player had asked his current club for a move, despite them currently lying in 19th place in the Premier League.

The player is keen to just keep going and help the his side try and avoid dropping down to the Championship this season.

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Butland has been a part of a struggling Stoke defensive line this season, one which has conceded the most goals in the Premier League, conceding 53 goals so far.

Lambert in no mood to play the blame game with Adam and Jese

  Lambert in no mood to play the blame game with Adam and Jese Charlie Adam missed a penalty that Jese Rodriguez was desperate to take against Brighton, but Stoke City boss Paul Lambert defended the duo.Paul Lambert refused to play the blame game with Charlie Adam or Jese Rodriguez after Stoke City missed a late penalty in Saturday's 1-1 draw against Brighton and Hove Albion.

1000. 3 Dec 2015 Stoke City manager Mark Hughes has insisted on-form goalkeeper Jack Butland will not be leaving the club anytime soon. He was the 28 Mar 2015 England reserve Butland asked to be loaned out to see some action (Image: Reuters).

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Butland is looking to keep going and put in the performances which will help to preserve his sides status in the division and has is not thinking about a move to Liverpool, or anywhere for that matter.

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Norwich had no choice but to sell Pritchard .
Norwich City had no option but to sell Alex Pritchard in January after the player demanded to leave the club, according to sporting director Stuart Webber. As reported by the Pinkun, Webber revealed that the club could have kept hold of the player, but the former Spurs youngster made it known he wanted to join Huddersfield. “He thought his destiny was the Premier League, we didn’t have to sell Alex, we chose to sell him because it got to a point it reached a price we thought was pretty good for us and relieve some of the pressure this summer.” The Terriers had been linked with a move for Pritchard throughout the January window, but financially a deal looked unlikely. However, a deal was later reached when the Premier League outfit spent £11 million on the attacking midfielder. Pritchard had only just been working his way back into a Norwich side after an ankle injury kept him out of action, but Webber says that the player knew where he wanted to play. “Alex made it clear two games after getting back fit he wanted to leave. That becomes hard and then it is about negotiating the best price. We felt the price for a player who hadn’t played that many games this season might allow us to help other deals and keep other players.” Since joining Huddersfield, Pritchard has featured just twice in the Premier League, with his only start coming against Stoke.


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