Jack Butland seemed destined to be the goalkeeper that would eventually dethrone Joe Hart as England's number one ever since he broke onto the scene at Birmingham City as a teenager.
Butland is still an extremely talented player with a huge future ahead of him and is still starring between the sticks for the National Under-21 team coached by Gareth Southgate.
But the 21-year old still hasn't gotten his break in the Premier League yet and finds himself back in the Championship, on loan at Derby County. That break could come however in Major League Soccer.
According to reports coming out of the Orlando Sentinel, Orlando City SC are looking to add the young goalkeeper Butland to their team ahead of their inaugural season in the top tier of North American soccer.
And with their current number one goalkeeper Tally Hall having knee ligament surgery which will force him to miss the start of the season, Orlando may take advantage of their links with Stoke City to bring in the 6ft5 stopper.
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Stoke and Butland have several connections to Orlando City. The goalkeeper's contract is owned by Stoke, the former club of Orlando City president Phil Rawlins and coach Adrian Heath.
Butland is represented by Gary Mellor and Beswick Sports, who also have strong ties to both Rawlins and Heath. Mellor himself actually retweeted the report on Wednesday morning.
Orlando's Aiming High
Orlando City only have nine players currently on their roster ahead of the their first season in MLS which starts in March 2015. They have already made a huge splash however by acquiring former Real Madrid and Brazil star Kaka and making him their first Designated Player.
They were in for Robinho as well before the Milan forward joined Santos on loan and should be expected to make more headlines in their attempts to bring in two more star players.
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