Man City Launch £6m Bid for Birmingham City Keeper Jack Butland

Etihad Stadium side target St Andrews’ custodian.

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Manchester City will make a new bid to sign Birmingham City’s young England keeper Jack Butland in the transfer window, writes the Sunday People.

Roberto Mancini plans to grab the big shot-stopper for around £6million and possibly loan him back to the Blues to keep him sharp and playing every week.

SOURCE: Daily Mirror

Roberto Mancini obviously has one of the safest pair of hands in the Premier League in the form of Joe Hart but arguably not a great deal of talented back-ups keeping the England man on his toes, so a move for Jack Butland could be a wise one to consider.

The 19 year old Birmingham City man was called up by Roy Hodgson to his Euro 2012 squad and then represented Team GB at the 2012 Olympic games and has been an ever present in Lee Clark’s side thus far this season.

If a £6m offer is made by Man City then Birmingham City may well have to consider accepting the bid in order to the balance the books, not least because the club are struggling in the Championship at present, sitting in 19th place in the second tier after reaching the play-offs last term.

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