Spurs mull Butland bid

Jack Butland

Jack Butland

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Tottenham are reportedly considering making a £7m offer for Saints target Jack Butland.

Saints had a £6m offer turned down by Birmingham for the 19-year-old keeper, who was part of England Euro 2012 squad.

Spurs are rumoured to be prepared to agree to a deal that will see Butland loaned back to Birmingham for next season.

Butland does not wish to leave the Blues unless he is guaranteed first team football, which he will get at St Andrews next season.

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10:20am Fri 6 Jul 12

Dickosfc says...

We need to get a keeper sorted ASAP
We need to get a keeper sorted ASAP Dickosfc
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10:41am Fri 6 Jul 12

StParks says...

Indeed we do need a keeper and we do not want to get involved in a bidding war and have clubs take advantage of our riches! I do not see a loan back to brum a problem but what happens is SKD gets injured? We would not be able to call on JB I'm sure as brum will have the rights for the year.
Indeed we do need a keeper and we do not want to get involved in a bidding war and have clubs take advantage of our riches! I do not see a loan back to brum a problem but what happens is SKD gets injured? We would not be able to call on JB I'm sure as brum will have the rights for the year. StParks
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10:46am Fri 6 Jul 12

montecristosaint says...

The lack of signings since J Rod is a little worrying unless of course Adkins thinks the present squad including four youngsters is strong enough to survive in the top flight.
While we play a different style these days based on pass and move it is asking an awful lot of our squad to compete against the likes of City Utd and their mega stars but who am I to say?
The lack of signings since J Rod is a little worrying unless of course Adkins thinks the present squad including four youngsters is strong enough to survive in the top flight. While we play a different style these days based on pass and move it is asking an awful lot of our squad to compete against the likes of City Utd and their mega stars but who am I to say? montecristosaint
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10:46am Fri 6 Jul 12

montecristosaint says...

The lack of signings since J Rod is a little worrying unless of course Adkins thinks the present squad including four youngsters is strong enough to survive in the top flight.
While we play a different style these days based on pass and move it is asking an awful lot of our squad to compete against the likes of City Utd and their mega stars but who am I to say?
The lack of signings since J Rod is a little worrying unless of course Adkins thinks the present squad including four youngsters is strong enough to survive in the top flight. While we play a different style these days based on pass and move it is asking an awful lot of our squad to compete against the likes of City Utd and their mega stars but who am I to say? montecristosaint
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10:50am Fri 6 Jul 12

alan.of.eastleigh says...

If he is demanding a guarantee of first team football he is probably not the sort of player we need. Move on.
If he is demanding a guarantee of first team football he is probably not the sort of player we need. Move on. alan.of.eastleigh
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11:16am Fri 6 Jul 12

Just another reader says...

Exactly, no player is guaranteed first team football, you have to fight for your place and earn it when you get it.
Exactly, no player is guaranteed first team football, you have to fight for your place and earn it when you get it. Just another reader
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11:36am Fri 6 Jul 12

Saint. says...

All paper talk!
All paper talk! Saint.
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11:41am Fri 6 Jul 12

saintmac says...

Walk away Saints - not worth the money as he is untried
although he obviously has talent.
As I have said on a recent posting the lack of transfer news
is worrying and hope something
happens soon.We are going to struggle in defence and mid
field unless new players are
brought in.
Walk away Saints - not worth the money as he is untried although he obviously has talent. As I have said on a recent posting the lack of transfer news is worrying and hope something happens soon.We are going to struggle in defence and mid field unless new players are brought in. saintmac
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12:36pm Fri 6 Jul 12

Jesus_02 says...

Not sure that the buying and loaning back withing the same season thing is even allowed under FA rules. Can anyone think of an instance where i9t has happened elswhere?
Not sure that the buying and loaning back withing the same season thing is even allowed under FA rules. Can anyone think of an instance where i9t has happened elswhere? Jesus_02
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12:51pm Fri 6 Jul 12

Strasbourg Saint says...

What Alan and JustAnotherReader said above.

Plenty of other options around and I'm sure NA&NC are on the case.
What Alan and JustAnotherReader said above. Plenty of other options around and I'm sure NA&NC are on the case. Strasbourg Saint
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2:05pm Fri 6 Jul 12

Alicesdad says...

When NC makes a bid and its turned down I expect he will walk away. You don't mess with NC.

The talk about Spurs sounds like press puff. Someone is trying to drive up the price. Agents, the club, someone with a vested interest no doubt.

As I've said before, this is an untested keeper, highly thought of but inexperienced. six or seven million is a serious bid and they were unwise to reject it.

I doubt that he is "demanding first team football". I expect he's just looking for the best chance to get regular football at a high level. Nothing wrong in that. But Birmingham want to get the best price so they will pump up these stories as much as they can.

I expect he will move, probably not to us, and probably not to Spurs either.

We will move on. We will find somebody else. And Butland will look back at the time when he nearly joined the great Southampton FC.
When NC makes a bid and its turned down I expect he will walk away. You don't mess with NC. The talk about Spurs sounds like press puff. Someone is trying to drive up the price. Agents, the club, someone with a vested interest no doubt. As I've said before, this is an untested keeper, highly thought of but inexperienced. six or seven million is a serious bid and they were unwise to reject it. I doubt that he is "demanding first team football". I expect he's just looking for the best chance to get regular football at a high level. Nothing wrong in that. But Birmingham want to get the best price so they will pump up these stories as much as they can. I expect he will move, probably not to us, and probably not to Spurs either. We will move on. We will find somebody else. And Butland will look back at the time when he nearly joined the great Southampton FC. Alicesdad
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3:58pm Fri 6 Jul 12

boondocksaint08 says...

Well said Alicesdad, well said. Took the words right out of my mouth. If we don't get Butland we can be **** sure that the keeper we do get will be talented, want to be there, and be committed to the team. NC & NA will make sure of it! Feel the next week or two is going to be full of news and signings for us.
Well said Alicesdad, well said. Took the words right out of my mouth. If we don't get Butland we can be **** sure that the keeper we do get will be talented, want to be there, and be committed to the team. NC & NA will make sure of it! Feel the next week or two is going to be full of news and signings for us. boondocksaint08
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10:13pm Fri 6 Jul 12

bullsbags says...

Would be a great signing,in keeping with the going down the youngster route but can we compete with the glamour of spurs.If not test Leicesters resolve with a bid for Kasper
Would be a great signing,in keeping with the going down the youngster route but can we compete with the glamour of spurs.If not test Leicesters resolve with a bid for Kasper bullsbags
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