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Butland completes Stoke deal

Stoke have completed the signing of England international Jack Butland.

The goalkeeper has penned a four-and-half year deal at the Britannia Stadium from Championship outfit Birmingham City for 3.3 million, rising to 3.5 million.

The 19-year-old has been loaned back immediately to the Midlands outfit until the end of the season.

Manager Tony Pulis is extremely pleased with the long term signing of one of the most exciting prospect in the country.

He told Stokecityfc.com: "This is a fantastic signing for the Club because Jack is the best young 'keeper in the country with an outstanding future ahead of him in the game and we are delighted to bring him here.

"It is important that we build for the future and this adds to the strong nucleus of young players which we have within the squad. Both this signing and the arrival of Brek Shea are significant long term investments."

The Birmingham Academy graduate believes that he has made the right decision to join Stoke over the likes of Chelsea, who also had bids accepted for the young keeper.

Butland told Stokecityfc.com: "I have come here to a great Club, and I am looking forward to the challenge of playing in front of a great fan base.

"The move here ticked all of the right boxes for me, so it was quite an easy decision for me to make to be honest.

"The staff are absolutely fantastic here, and I am convinced that I will continue to develop my game here."

Butland made his international debut in England`s 2-1 victory over Italy in August, and was Great Britain`s number one at the London 2012 Olympics.

The highly rated goalkeeper has been named in Roy Hodgson`s squad today to face Brazil next Wednesday. (6th February)




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Date:Thursday January 31 2013

Time: 11:21PM

 

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