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Liverpool & Everton In Battle to Sign Young England International

by The Newshound

Rodgers Moyes

Anfield and Goodison Park sides keen on talented custodian.

EVERTON are set for a January battle with ­Liverpool for young England keeper Jack Butland.

Toffees boss David Moyes wants competition for current No.1 Tim Howard and has identified ­Birmingham stopper Butland, 19, as the man.

SOURCE: Daily Star

Both Liverpool and Everton have been reportedly considering their goalkeeping options of late.

Pepe Reina has had issues with injury and also saw his first team spot challenged by Aussie Brad Jones before the Spaniard returned with a series of solid displays between the sticks. David Moyes is apparently looking to bring a player worthy of challenging American Tim Howard for the Toffees number one spot and has been linked with interest in free agent Craig Gordon.

Youngster Jack Butland could therefore be a very useful addition to either club’s squad and the teenager is clearly a player with a very bright future.

The Birmingham City man was selected in Roy Hodgson’s Euro 2012 squad and was Team GB’s keeper for the 2012 Olympic Football tournament, all of this happening before Butland had even played a single senior game for the St Andrews’ side and he has since gone to start every one of the club’s 21 Championship fixtures this season.

Birmingham City are struggling at the wrong end of the table and may well be feeling the pinch since being relegated from the top tier and as such may well have to consider cashing in on their assets to help balance the books.

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