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‘An excellent signing’ – Stoke keeping tabs on Jack Butland replacement: Opinion

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Stoke City could be in the market to replace Jack Butland, with one player already in their sights.

Alan Nixon of The Sun tweeted that Crystal Palace are interested in the 26-year-old if they can offload one keeper of their own.

With the England international’s future up in the air, it seems the Potters are casting their net wide for a replacement.

And their search spreads as far as Derby County with Sky Sports reporting Nathan Jones is interested in acquiring the services of Kelle Roos.

The Dutch stopper is out of contract in the summer and could look to move away from the East Midlands to secure first-team football.

Having been at the club for five years, Roos only made his debut in January, filling in for the injured Scott Carson.

The 26-year-old has since returned to the bench with the veteran returning in goal.

If Stoke want to snap up the player on a free in the summer, they face competition from Bristol City and Hull as well as a host of clubs from Roos’ native Netherlands, if Sky Sports is to be believed.

If Roos was to move to Stoke to replace Butland, would it be a good signing?

We discuss…

Jay Taylor

“I quite like the idea of this signing.

“I think Roos could do a job at Stoke and with Butland more than likely leaving, it would be a cheap alternative, without compromising too much on quality.

“Nathan Jones should do all he can so snap up the 26-year-old this summer.”

George Brooks

“Roos is a good goalkeeper and could be a decent signing for Stoke City, though I imagine Nathan Jones would probably stick with Jack Butland as his first choice.

“With that said, he has done well when called upon for Derby this season and could still be a good back-up goalkeeper.

“He’s also out of contract in the summer, so it would be good for Stoke if they could get him on a free transfer.”

Louie Chandler

“It depends.

“If Butland is sold and replaced by Roos, I think it would be a rather underwhelming signing.

“If he is signed to be back-up to Butland, however, I think it would be an excellent signing.”


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