Barnsley offer Everton, Wolves target Butterfield new terms

Barnsley are moving to tie skipper Jacob Butterfield to a new deal.

Barnsley are moving to tie skipper Jacob Butterfield to a new deal.

The Daily Star says Barnsley have offered to quadruple Butterfield’s wages to keep him out of the clutches of the Premier League big-guns.

The Tykes’ skipper’s pay rise would swell his salary to £8,000-a-week.

But with interest from Wolves, Everton, Aston Villa, Wigan and Stoke, the £3m-rated midfielder is stalling on a new deal.

Former Manchester United trainee Butterfield, 21, who is also wanted by Championship top-two Southampton and West Ham, is out of contract next summer and admits: “I’m still thinking my future through.

“I love playing for gaffer Keith Hill and Barnsley, but I have also got to consider what is best for me.

“I want to perform at the highest level and I have ambitions to play in the Champions League and for England.”

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