Butcher, a former Ipswich Town defender, managed the new Norwich City recruit in Scotland.
Marley Watkins was linked with a move to Leeds United, but has joined Norwich City instead.
New Norwich boss Daniel Farke has made Barnsley free-agent Marley Watkins his first signing at Carrow Road.
Norwich City have nabbed Barnsley's Marley Watkins from under Aston Villa's nose - but Aaron Mooy is still on the market.
Could the former Sunderland defender return to the Stadium of Light from Barnsley?
Josh Scowen and Marley Watkins are both out of contract at Barnsley - but could they both make the move across the county with Leeds United?
HITC Sport understands Norwich City have beaten Aston Villa and Ipswich Town in the race for the Barnsley star.
Barnsley winger Marley Watkins and Huddersfield Town loanee Aaron Mooy are both on Aston Villa's summer wishlist.
Aston Villa were said to be chasing Marley Watkins, but the attacker is set to sign for Norwich City.
Norwich City have a history of stealing Leeds United's star men - they could also nab one of their top targets with Barnsley's Marley Watkins edging closer.