Liverpool Transfers: 5 Reasons Jack Butland Would Be a Great Buy

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Liverpool Transfers: 5 Reasons Jack Butland Would Be a Great Buy
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The London Olympics has given us plenty of reasons to cheer for.

Watching Oscar Pistorius compete was every bit refreshing as it was to watch American Michael Phelps break the record for medals tally in Olympics history.

Usain Bolt retaining his Olympic crown and Lee Chong Wei’s heart-wrenching defeat at the hands of China’s Lin ‘Super’ Dan also put us through varied emotions.

Amongst others was the joy of watching the young stars of world football compete for their respective countries.

There is no feeling in the world quite like watching youngsters grow and turn into the stars of tomorrow, as it very often also leads to us enjoying the few “I knew it” moments.

One such player who has seen his stock rise considerably is Birmingham’s own Jack Butland.

The 19-year-old goalkeeper who started all of Team GB’s competitive fixtures has attracted quite the attention from several Premier League clubs.

What makes this record so special is that Butland has yet to feature in a single competitive fixture for Birmingham, having previously just played in the fourth tier of English Football—on loan—for Cheltenham Town.

Newly-promoted Southampton have already had their £6 million bid rejected by the Midlands club who are believed to be under no pressure to let go of their starlet until an extremely handsome figure comes along.

Liverpool, too, are believed to be one of the clubs in the running to clinch Butland’s signature with the youngster having impressed the club scouts with his impressive performances for Team GB.

Liverpool’s previous efforts at trying to find a suitable understudy for Pepe Reina have all resulted in disappointments.

So, here are five reasons to prove why indeed, if purchased, that Butland could turn out to be a great signing for Liverpool FC.

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