Midfielder arrives on four year deal
Huddersfield Town has today completed the signing of Jacob Butterfield from Middlesbrough in a swap deal.
The deal was agreed on Friday, but was not finally completed until this morning.
The Bradford-born midfielder has played his entire career in the Sky Bet Championship, except for a period with Premier League Norwich City.
Despite only turning 24 years old in June 2014, 5’ 11” tall Jacob has already made 152 appearances in the Championship, 32 of which came for Boro last season as they finished in the top half.
He featured heavily in Boro’s First Team pre-season preparation, but did not play in their opening League match on Saturday pending completion of the transfer to Huddersfield.
Former England Under-21 international Jacob started his career at Barnsley, where he became one of the Club’s youngest ever captains at just 21 years old in 2011.
At 22 years old, his exceptional form earned him a move to Premier League Norwich City at the expiry of his contract, with an undisclosed fee settled without a tribunal. With First Team Premier League opportunities limited he went out on loan to Championship Bolton Wanderers and Crystal Palace before joining Boro permanently in September 2013 for a reported £500,000.
He has now signed a four year deal at ‘The Yorkshire Club’ and will wear the number eight shirt in the 2014/15 campaign.
Jacob’s transfer was not completed in time for him to be eligible for last night’s Capital One Cup win at Chesterfield, but he was with his new teammates pre-match at PPG Canalside and at the Proact Stadium.
This move is part of the deal that has seen the departure of Adam Clayton.