Tykes happy with Butterfield fee
Barnsley are satisfied they have got the best possible deal after agreeing a compensation fee with Norwich for Jacob Butterfield.
Midfielder Butterfield, 22, signed a four-year deal with Norwich earlier this month and both clubs have agreed to settle outside of a tribunal after an initial offer, reported to be under £300,000, had been described by Tykes boss Keith Hill as "disrespectful". Barnsley director Don Rowing told Press Association Sport: "We sought legal advice and looked into previous awards made by tribunals and we think we've done as well as we can expect to do on this deal. "We decided to take the offer that was made. We'll never know how much we would have got through a tribunal, but we weren't prepared to take a gamble and we're very happy with the deal. "We think the agreement we have reached with Norwich is the best we could have got in this situation." Barnsley were due a compensation fee for Butterfield, who had progressed through the club's academy ranks before making his first-team debut against Newcastle in the League Cup in 2007. He became the club's youngest ever captain when handed the armband by current boss Hill for the 1-1 home draw against Watford in September last year.