Both Barnsley and Leeds United have confirmed in the last fifteen minutes that Alex Mowatt has joined the South Yorkshire club on a two and a half year deal for an undisclosed fee.
The deal was expected to happen as of this morning and we have been waiting on official confirmation of the departure.
Mowatt (21) hasn’t started many games under Garry Monk and has only played in the number 10 role from the start on one occasion under him, the 1-2 win at Cambridge in which he was easily the man of the match. Mowatt was the Leeds player of the year just two seasons ago and looked set for great things at Leeds before struggling last season and now this.
It is being reported that Mowatt was given a contract of around £7k per week under the ownership of Gulf Finance House (GFH) who were making a habit of giving big wage hikes at the time. It is believed the club don’t want to match that deal now and with his contract out in just six months this could well be a key reason for his departure.
Mowatt did have something to offer for me but it was about if and when he would get the chance and would he be willing to wait. After winning the Player of the Year award a couple of years ago I wouldn’t want to be sat on the bench now so it makes sense he leaves in search of a regular game. We all trust Garry Monk and his opinion on players and he is hopeful more than one deal is imminent.
Good luck to Alex at Barnsley, I wish him all the best.