Are Newcastle REALLY After Butterfield?
By Footy Mad - Editor
Updated Friday, 22nd June 2012
Barnsley midfielder Jacob Butterfield says he is considering signing a new deal with the club, snubbing Newcastle United and Middlesbrough.
But, let's be honest here ... have Newcastle REALLY been interested in him?
The 22-year-old missed most of last season with a serious knee injury, but was called into the England Under 21 squad, prompting suggestion that Alan Pardew had "checked him out".
The is out of contract at Oakwell and had looked set to depart the Championship club, but it seems neither the Magpies nor the Smoggies have followed up their interest.
According to Sky Sports today the player is now considering staying at Oakwell.