Jack Butland reportedly wants to join Aston Villa

Jack Butland of England makes a save during a training session at St Georges Park on May 22, 2018 in Burton-upon-Trent, England.

Aston Villa are heavily linked with a move for the Stoke City goalkeeper.

Jack Butland of England poses for a portrait at St Georges Park on June 04, 2019 in Burton-upon-Trent, England.

The Birmingham Mail has reported that Jack Butland wants a move to Aston Villa this summer.

Villa are heavily linked with a move for the Stoke City goalkeeper who, according to The Northern Echo, is valued at around £30 million by the Championship club.

Aston Villa are in the market for a new keeper and The Birmingham Mail claims that Butland is willing to join Dean Smith's side, who won Premier League promotion via the playoffs.

The reports add, however, that a fee is yet to be agreed between the Villans and City.

 

This could be a brilliant signing for the Villans.

Yes, it's a huge price-tag for a goalkeeper, but Butland, who is only 26, has a very bright career ahead of him still and Aston Villa would get many good years out of him.

Plus, there's a major re-sale value potentially. By 28, Butland could have an even bigger price, so it makes sense from a football and a business point of view.

Jack Butland of England during the International Friendly match between England and Switzerland at The King Power Stadium on September 11, 2018 in Leicester, United Kingdom.

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