Barnsley midfielder Jacob Butterfield is reported to have signed for Norwich City.

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The Canaries today declined to comment on a Barnsley Chronicle report that the 22-year-old had put pen to paper on a deal at Carrow Road.

The Championship club are said to have rejected City’s bid for Butterfield, who is out of contract, and the deal is now likely to go to tribunal as the player is under 24.

Butterfield said last week he would only leave Barnsley for a club in the top flight.

He joined Barnsley at 16 and made exactly 100 appearances for the club, scoring eight goals. He was made captain by manager Keith Hill last season and impressed before injuring his knee against Leeds in December, after which he was ruled out for the rest of the season.

Sky Sports said Barnsley considered the original offer from Norwich as “derisory”.

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7 comments

  • Reading stuff on Archant is a late echo.

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, July 3, 2012

  • Dear EDP. Read the club's website. Not known for being prompt with news it is on this occasion reporting good news

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    Pondlife

    Tuesday, July 3, 2012

  • Fantastic news about Holt. Surprised we need any more midfielders - we surely don't after the signing of Butterfield. We still need more and better support for Holt up front, and more defensive stiffening (hope Whittaker deal goes through, but even so). Giving away too many goals has been the down side of the past two seasons.

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    canary tifoso

    Tuesday, July 3, 2012

  • Fantastic news about Holt. Surprised we need any more midfielders - we surely don't after the signing of Butterfield. We still need more and better support for Holt up front, and more defensive stiffening (hope Whittaker deal goes through, but even so). Giving away too many goals has been the down side of the past two seasons.

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    canary tifoso

    Tuesday, July 3, 2012

  • Holt has signed hurrah

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    DocOhNo

    Tuesday, July 3, 2012

  • The new squad begins to take shape - all excellent news... Anyone else on the radar?

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    Surrey Canary

    Tuesday, July 3, 2012

  • The new squad begins to take shape - all excellent news... Anyone else on the radar?

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    Surrey Canary

    Tuesday, July 3, 2012

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