Jack Butland could be on the verge of making a shock switch to new MLS side Orlando City – if reports in the US are to be believed.
The Stoke City ‘keeper, who is currently on loan at Derby County, is apparently wanted by Orlando for the first period of the 2015 MLS season.
The American side hope he will sign a loan deal until June 2015, when they current ‘keeper Tally Hall is expected to return after a serious knee ligament injury.
A problem arises due to Butland’s England U-21 commitments. He is currently expected to captain the side at the European Under-21 championships in Prague which takes place in the last two weeks of June next year, meaning he would only agree to a MLS transfer if he is guaranteed to be released for the event.