West Ham are hoping to sign Jack Butland on loan with an option to buy him, according to reliable insider EXWHUEmployee.

Speaking on The West Ham Way podcast on Phoenix FM (Wednesday 20th November), EXWHUEmployee told listeners that Butland is a target. West Ham want to sign a new goalkeeper in the January transfer window and Butland is an option.

West Ham will explore the option of signing Butland on an initial loan from Stoke City. The Championship club are right down the bottom of the league and might be tempted in by a significant loan fee and the promise of a major transfer fee in the summer.

Jack Butland: Good or bad signing?

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Butland would undoubtedly be keen on the move. West Ham would be an exciting project for the 9-cap England international, who is hoping to get back into the squad. He has dropped below Jordan Pickford, Nick Pope, Dean Henderson and Tom Heaton in the pecking order.

A move to the Premier League would help the 26-year-old’s ambition so some Hammers fans want him in to replace Roberto. But his form has been questionable this season and some West Ham fans are concerned.

Here are some tweets about West Ham wanting Butland.

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