Butterfield joins as Clayton completes Boro move

Huddersfield Town story posted by Sean Makin on 13/08/2014
Huddersfield Town have today completed the signing of Middlesbrough midfielder Jacob Butterfield, reports the Huddersfield Examiner.Butterfield joins as Clayton completes Boro move

The 24-year-old has signed a four-year deal with Town and arrives at the John Smith's Stadium as Adam Clayton moves in the opposite direction.

The Examiner believes Boro have paid £1.5 million for Clayton in a deal that could rise to £2m with add-ons.

Butterfield is understood to be valued at around £750,000.

The former Barnsley and Norwich City midfielder was in attendance at last night's Capital One Cup tie with Chesterfield, in which Town won 5-3 in extra-time.

Born in Bradford, Butterfield was once on the books at Manchester United but was released aged 15 and went on to join the youth set-up at Barnsley.

He made his way through the youth ranks at Oakwell to make his professional debut in a League Cup tie against Newcastle United in August 2007.

Butterfield made 89 appearances, scoring eight goals for Barnsley before leaving to join Norwich City in July 2012.

The midfielder never made a league appearance for the Canaries and made just three outings in the cup competitions.

He was loaned out to Bolton and Crystal Palace before joining Middlesbrough in September 2013 for an undisclosed fee.

Butterfield scored three goals in 32 appearances for Boro last season.

Adam Clayton made 92 appearances, scoring 12 goals, for Town after joining from Leeds United for £350,000 in the July 2012.

Clayton has signed a four-deal at the Riverside Stadium.

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