Jack Butland has very likely come to the end of the road with Stoke City, the talented young keeper will need to be at a bigger club to ensure that he stays in contention for the England number one spot.
But Butland took the opportunity to have a sideswipe at the club over their transfer dealings recently describing what goes on at the club as farcical.
It’s true that some Stoke signings have left the club in big trouble with big-name stars being reprimanded for doing wrong and others not performing or falling out with the club and have since moved out on loan. There has been a lot of money wasted on underperformers, money that Stoke are very unlikely to get back when some of these so-called stars have been moved on.
Stoke went out of the top flight at the weekend without so much as a whimper and this is from a club who have had the likes of Bojan, Giannelli Imbula, Kevin Wimmer, Saido Berahino and Jese Rodriguez to call upon.
Butland was openly emotional at the end of the defeat at the hands of Palace, he said to the BBC: “Too many of the recent investments have been completely unused and that’s unacceptable. That’s got to be looked at because it’s been farcical.
“We’ve gone into a game and over the last few months with half the squad dotted around the world, not even involved.”
He added: “Badou Ndiaye and Moritz Bauer are two positive signings, but you look at other signings that have been made and they’re not even here to have an input.”
Butland is set to leave the club at the end of the season with several top-flight clubs looking to acquire his services.