Butterfield May Make U-turn

  • Last Updated: June 22 2012, 12:20 BST

Barnsley midfielder Jacob Butterfield is reportedly considering making a U-turn and signing a new deal with the club, snubbing Newcastle United and Middlesbrough.

Butterfield: Could sign a new contract

The 22-year-old missed most of last season with a serious knee injury, but he is now nearing full fitness and is considering his options.

Butterfield, who was called into the England Under 21 squad last season, is out of contract at Oakwell and had looked set to depart the Championship club.

Newcastle were leading the chase to land him and North East rivals Middlesbrough were also keen, but according to Sky Sports the player is now considering staying put.

It is believed Butterfield has been impressed by manager Keith Hill's plans for the new season, which have seen him pull of a significant coup with the signing of Egyptian striker Mido.