By Dominic Toner
Alex Mowatt has completed his move to Barnsley on Friday – and the Leeds supporters took to Twitter to voice contrasting options about his departure.
The Whites confirmed on their official website that the 21-year-old has competed his move to Oakwell.
He has joined for an undisclosed fee and signed a three-and-a-half year deal with Barnsley.
— Leeds United (@LUFC) January 27, 2017
Mowatt leaves Elland Road after graduating from their academy and going on to make 125 senior appearances.
He has struggled to make an impact under manager Garry Monk this season and has played a bit-part role in their promotion push.
Leeds fans expressed contrasting opinions about Mowatt leaving as some feel he deserved to stay, while other feels he wasn’t good enough to compete for a place in the squad.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
— Ryan (@LeedsUtdRyan) January 27, 2017
Good luck at Barnsley @alex_mowatt very good player, some of the greatest goals ive seen 😢😢
— Tom Dews (@__Dews__) January 27, 2017
— Ryan McHugh (@Ryanmch97) January 27, 2017
— Tony Steele (@TonySteele3) January 27, 2017
Shouldn't have sold mowatt ffs!!!
— George Read (@Georgeread_LUFC) January 27, 2017
@alex_mowatt good luck Alex. You'll be missed 😢
— Morty (@Morty_LUFC) January 27, 2017
Mowatt will now turn his attention to helping Barnsley reach the play-off places and will try to replace Conor Hourihane, who left recently the club for Aston Villa.
The central midfielder will be fondly remember by the Whites supporters for his 2014/15 campaign, where he won’t their player of the year award for his impressive performances.
Leeds’ starting XI will not be directly effected by Mowatt’s departure, but Monk has expressed his desire to bring in some new faces before the January window closes.
In other Leeds transfer news, the club have tabled a bid for a lower league goal machine.