Stoke chief Scholes insists Butland ‘worth more than Pickford’

first_imgStoke City chief Tony Scholes has warned interested clubs over the price for Jack Butland.Butland would command a transfer fee in excess of the £30 million Everton paid for Jordan Pickford, according to Scholes.”Jack’s a very special talent,” said Scholes. “He’s done extremely well for us and has done well for England.”I think most people objectively would argue he’s some way beyond Jordan Pickford, I think, but that’s not what we are thinking about.”We are thinking about what Jack can do for our football team and Jack is a key part of what we want to be next year.”He’s a player we missed last year, albeit Lee Grant came in and was magnificent and deservedly won the player-of-the-year award. When you’ve got a player of Jack’s quality you want him available for your team.”last_img