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‘Absolute legend’, ‘Heartbreaking’ – Many Barnsley fans share their disappointment as player departure confirmed

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It was widely expected to happen but Barnsley fans’ worst fears have been confirmed as club captain Alex Mowatt has departed the Tykes after four-and-a-half years at the club.

Mowatt wasn’t always as influential for the Yorkshire side as he was in the 2020-21 campaign, but he’s been a regular in the last three seasons at Oakwell.

It was this past season though where he’s come into his own as a top Championship player, leading the team into the Championship play-offs from the engine room with eight goals and seven assists.

There was no fairytale ending as Barnsley failed to get past Swansea City in the semi-finals, and the longer Mowatt’s contract situation dragged on with no new deal signed, the clearer it looked like he was departing.

And with the first day of July comes a whole host of free agents onto the market – and unfortunately for Barnsley fans Mowatt is one of them.

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The 26-year-old is expected to join his old boss Valerien Ismael at West Bromwich Albion and a medical is expected to take place today to complete the transfer.

Understandably after so many years of service there’s a lot of disappointment that Mowatt has moved on – although there’s also an understanding that West Brom can probably offer him a better chance of Premier League football in the near future.


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Article title: ‘Absolute legend’, ‘Heartbreaking’ – Many Barnsley fans share their disappointment as player departure confirmed

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