Jack Butland addresses Rangers transfer exit rumours and drops massive hint over future

Jack Butland has no plans to force a transfer out of Rangers this summer and hinted he'll see out his four-year deal.

The goalkeeper, 31, has been at Ibrox for one season but had the chance to quit in January when his form brought attention from Nottingham Forest in the Premier League. An approach was made to Gers who had no intention of entertaining it and the player didn't want to leave anyway.

That hasn't stopped further speculation about a potential exit in the summer with rumours he would look to move on. But Butland insists he penned his contract with the club with the intention of winning trophies and nothing has changed in that regard, with one League Cup claimed so far.

He said: "I signed a four year contract with beliefs of winning things and winning lots of trophies - that hasn’t changed in my mind. Ultimately in football when you do perform well, there’s always going to be noise and there’s always going to be talk.

“Where I’m at is that I’m loving my time here and I’m fully focused on achieving here and continuing to do so. That’s all that my mind is set on, that’s Rangers Football club.”

Addressing that January interest, he explained: "My agent notified me of what was coming in. The club immediately said, ‘No’.

“My agent said, ‘How do you feel about that?’ but it was a ‘no’ from me as well. Like I said, if you’re performing well things like that ultimately do come.

“I’m not blowing smoke up myself, but I’ve been at top clubs in England before. I’ve been in England squads before. I guess that reputation has always been there.

“But then you have to perform. I feel like I’ve done that and that’s always going to put you in conversations. To generate interest means things are going well and things are going to plan.

“That’s what I want to do, I want to play well and if I’m playing well, those conversations will happen. As I’ve said, I’m happy here and I’m loving my time here.

“Having been at Man United last year, do I relish playing for another huge club here? A million percent. Last year at United was a good test for me to go and test myself against players like that, with staff like that, with the size of the club that it was.

“How I trained there, how I performed there and how good I felt in myself meant it was something I knew I was capable of doing. It was about an opportunity really. And when Rangers came up it was an easy decision to make.

"I sort of made that decision before the season ended last year, that this was something I wanted to come and get stuck into. So for me it was a no-brainer. Gradually as the days went by, coming up here for the first time, getting things signed off, the support that I immediately got and what’s followed since, it’s just continually grown and become more and more the right decision.”