Barnsley midfielder Butterfield gets Premier League chance with Norwich City

19 November 2011..... Barnsley v Doncaster Rovers'Tykes Jacob Butterfield
19 November 2011..... Barnsley v Doncaster Rovers'Tykes Jacob Butterfield

NORWICH City have completed the signing of Barnsley midfielder Jacob Butterfield.

The 22-year-old had been linked with a move away from Oakwell for a number of months and the Canaries have finally ended speculation over his future by announcing his arrival on a four-year deal.

Butterfield’s Barnsley contract had expired but the Reds will still be entitled to some compensation for a player who came through their youth ranks and wore the captain’s armband last term.

The England under-21 international hasn’t played a competitive game this year after suffering a serious injury against Leeds United in December.

The Reds have been linked with transfer-listed Derby County midfielder James Bailey as a replacement for Butterfield.

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