Norwich City fought off competition from a number of clubs - including, allegedly, Wolverhampton Wanderers - to sign the winger.
Paul Heckingbottom has a new job at Championship giants Leeds United but should he hark back to the past with his former Barnsley star Watkins?
Leeds United were keen to land Marley Watkins from Barnsley this summer but Norwich City got there first.
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.