Rangers are in desperate need of a 35,000-a-week Premier League star, according to a journalist

Rangers are in desperate need of a 35,000-a-week Premier League star, according to a journalist ...

Jack Butland broke his finger while playing for Crystal Palace yesterday, according to Alan Nixon, which is bad news for the Rangers.

After the south Londoners signed Sam Johnstone, Giovanni van Bronckhorst was said to be hoping to bring the 1m glovesman to Ibrox this summer.

Any hope Butland had of a move away from Selhurst Park has been scupped by his finger injury.

After making an impressive save in a friendly against Manchester United on Tuesday afternoon, Nixon believes the England international has broken a finger on his right hand.

As a result, Butland is expected to be sidelined for two months, with the news also bringing a blow to Birmingham as well as Rangers.

Nixon believes Crystal Palace granted him permission to depart, and Birmingham planned to bring him back to St Andrews this summer.

Last season, Butland played 15 games in all competitions for the Eagles, and was even backed to start the FA Cup semi-final against Chelsea.

Rangers might still take a risk on Butland, though it would be a risky move.

Van Bronckhorst, who grew up in Bristol, will not be able to perform any further pre-season training while he will also miss the start of the 2022/23 season. A move may still happen if he is patient.

Butland would not be able to take a medical properly until his finger is broken, but considering that he suffered no injuries last season, it may be reasonable to assume his fitness is fine, with the exception of this major injury.

A season-long loan arrangement, with a termination clause in January, would be the most appropriate solution, according to our opinion.

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