Butterfield Set To Become A Royal

Last updated : 02 May 2012

Jacob Butterfield is set to seal a move to Premier League new boys Reading in the next few days, thus turning down the new contract he has been offered at Oakwell.

The 21 year old who has been sidelined with a cruciate knee injury since New Years Eve is out of contract this summer and despite a new offer being on the table, the Academy graduate who has made 89 appearances for The Reds, is set to reject it and move to Championship champions Reading who are set to pay a tribunal fee.

Barnsley value Butterfield at around the £2m mark but it is unlikely they will get that fee.

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