Manchester United loanee Jack Butland looks set to clinch his move north of the border to Rangers.

The goalkeeper is on loan from Crystal Palace and has served as a back-up to David de Gea.

He was on the bench at Wembley at the weekend for the FA Cup final, chosen ahead of a fit again Tom Heaton to be the number two.

However, Jack Butland‘s time at Manchester United appears to now be over, with the season complete.

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Jack Butland undergoes Rangers medical

Jack Butland’s contract at Crystal Palace expires on June 30 and the goalkeeper is free to choose his next club, with the Eagles choosing not to offer him an extension.

Rangers expressed interest in Butland back in late April, The Scottish Sun reported. But then there was a Manchester United twist.

The same outlet claimed in May that Manchester United were set to make an offer to double Butland’s salary, to sign him permanently.

It appears Butland has chosen the option of first team football instead – or the offer from United never materialised.

Fabrizio Romano reports: “Jack Butland has completed medical tests as new Rangers player today — done deal, contract agreed. Butland joins as free agent from #CPFC after Man United loan.”

Manchester United are still expected to sign another back-up goalkeeper, Romano reports.

Still only 30, it is understandable Butland has chosen to seize the opportunity to head to Rangers and be their number one.

He did not play a single game as a Manchester United player, and while the job of a United back-up goalkeeper is an enviable one, it can also be a frustrating one for those who are eager to play.

It’s why United have looked to veterans Tom Heaton and Lee Grant in the past. Heaton’s contract is set to expire at the end of June, but it does contain an option to extend by a further year. It’s unclear if Erik ten Hag plans to trigger it.

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