Barnsley have announced they have triggered the 12-month extension in captain Alex Mowatt’s contract to keep him at the club until at least June 2021, which has drawn an excited response from many fans of the Oakwell outfit.
The 25-year-old has been an integral player for the Tykes once again this season, making 37 appearances and contributing three goals and seven assists.
Barnsley are bottom of the Championship as things stand and you feel Mowatt will be key if they’re to escape relegation – should they get the chance do so on the pitch.
His current deal was set to expire this summer but it was announced today by the club that they’d triggered the 12-month option in his contract.
Mowatt has made 101 appearances for the Yorkshire club since joining from Leeds United in January 2017 and was key as they secured promotion to the Championship last term, starting every single league game.
Speaking to the club website, Barnsley CEO Dane Murphy noted: “Alex Mowatt is a key member of Gerhard’s squad.
“The club have been clear in its intent to keep Alex at Oakwell longer than his current deal permits. Retaining his services for at least another season is significant.”
The 25-year-old, who was handed the captain’s armband earlier this season, revealed back in April that discussions had begun about a new long-term deal before the delay to the season.
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The announcement of Mowatt’s extension has been well received by fans of the Yorkshire club, with many taking to Twitter to voice their excitement.
Read their reaction here:
— Paul Cordingley (@cordingley_p) May 18, 2020
Finally good news
— Alfie Conway (@AlfieConway2) May 18, 2020
— Barnsley On Tour (@BarnsleyOnTour) May 18, 2020
Best business we’ve done this year
— Ben Ainsworth (@_BenAins) May 18, 2020
🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼 we need him what a captain you are @alex_mowatt
— Ross Flavell (@RFlavell) May 18, 2020
Finally some good news on @alex_mowatt but you could of gave him some more money and signed him for a few more years 🔴⚪️
— Shannon Petty (@shannon135790) May 18, 2020
So pleased. @alex_mowatt my fave ❤⚽️
— The Duchess tweets (@HeatherLinney) May 18, 2020
— Harvey Wright (@Harvey000777) May 18, 2020
— Owen (@Gmaaannn) May 18, 2020