England star Jack Butland reveals he snubbed mega-money Premier League return in January transfer window

England star Jack Butland reveals he snubbed mega-money Premier League return in January transfer window

JACK BUTLAND has revealed he told his agent to snub any offers to return to a club in England last month.

The goalie has been in stunning form since joining Rangers from Crystal Palace at the start of the season.

RexJack Butland has been in fine form for Rangers[/caption]

SunSport told how a megabucks bid from Nottingham Forest was booted out at the end of January, with other clubs circling.

Now Butland, 31, has told for the first time how he never wanted to go back south anyway.

He said: “It was a straight no. My agent said ‘This is happening, what do you want to do?’

“I said ‘No’ and he said ‘I agree’. The club had said no anyway so it was just a no on all fronts from the get-go – and that was that.

“We were actually with the team, I think it was deadline day. We were all out altogether at a team event and that was that. There wasn’t even a chance.

“I’m enjoying it. There is too much to achieve, there is too much left to do.”

Butland had been on loan at Manchester United from the Eagles before arriving at Ibrox.

But he’s shown his class again this term, keeping 22 clean sheets in the 42 games he’s played as Gers have hit top spot in the Premiership.

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England boss Gareth Southgate recently confirmed Butland is in contention for a Three Lions recall after winning the last of his nine caps in 2018.

Butland believes that is a closer possibility than it’s ever been for a while, with a spot in the squad for this summer’s Euros up for grabs.

He said: “People have been selected for England from Scotland before. It’s not out of the question but it’s also not a given either.

“It’s certainly closer now than it has been for the last three, four, maybe five years. It’s as good as I’ve played in that period of time.

“I’ve been to major tournaments. I would love to go to another one. I still believe I can offer a lot.

“That comes with doing my job here, that puts me in the conversation. If that gets me in, great. If it doesn’t, then we just carry on.”

   

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