Crystal Palace have secured the services of England International goalkeeper Jack Butland from Stoke City.

The 27-year old shot-stopper becomes the Eagles fifth signing of the 2020/2021 season.

Butland pens a three-year deal at Selhurst Park after completing his transfer worth an initial £1m.

He has once been linked to former Premier League Champions Chelsea during his stay in the top division before his club suffered relegation.

Having landed the goalkeeper, Crystal Palace Chairman Steve Parish said: “We have added another experienced player of high calibre to our squad in Jack. It marks a really successful window for us, with five quality signings, adding great depth to Roy’s squad.”

Roy Hodgson added: “I’m very happy that the club has managed to acquire the signature of Jack to join us and compete for a place amongst our goalkeepers at the club. Jack is a player that I worked with for four years at England.

“His last game for me as England manager was a very unfortunate one where he broke his ankle and that cost him his place in the 2016 Euros. But I’ve always believed in Jack’s potential.

“I am aware that his last spell at Stoke hasn’t been the happiest one for him but I sincerely believe that with his qualities, coming to a new club will enable him to resurrect his career and show once again what a good goalkeeper he is.”

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