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Moyes wants owners to break the bank for keeper

According to journalist Alan Nixon, David Moyes wants Jack Butland from Stoke, telling owners to buy him if they give him the managers job. Butland was in floods of tears as Stoke City succumbed to defeat to Crytal Palace yesterday to confirm their relegation but in reality, the goal stopper will want to find a new Premier League club to keep his England career alive and most likely break the £35m British transfer record for a keeper in the process.

Liverpool has been strongly linked with a £40m move for the keeper. The Reds are the odds-on market leaders to land Stoke’s shot-stopper with Arsenal as second favourites. Silly talk suggests Stoke will ask up to £70m for their prize asset in a possible bidding war.

Paul Lambert values the England goalie around double the current world record fee of £34.7million Manchester City paid Benfica for Ederson last summer. The Scot, who was sacked by Wolves at the end of last season proved there was no love lost as he aimed a light-hearted dig back at his former club who have been linked with Butland, asking: “£35m… is that for one glove? “The way the modern market is you might get one glove for that. I know the people at Wolves but that amount would only get Jack’s right-hand glove!”

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I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

3 comments on “Moyes wants owners to break the bank for keeper

  1. Well overpriced try others just as good . He also doesn’t come off his line just a shot stopper we want a keeper doing more than that especially on balls into the box imo

  2. He is never worth any of them figures for a supposedly top keeper he punches way to much ..imo

  3. Lots of other keepers out there who would do as well, if not better. In Spain you have Kepa, Yoel, Neto, Moya. In France you have Laffont. In Italy you have Perin. How about Timo Horn from the relegated Koln ? The list doesn’t stop there, but let’s send the money wisely. I would have taken Butland 3-4 seasons ago. He chose not to come to West Ham. Now we must choose someone else.

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